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There are 11 messages totalling 1101 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. STUDENTS xxv
2. Tabriz II
3. Iran-Daneshjoo Webpage (Azadi ye Andishe, Hamishe, hamishe....)
4. Iran/AFP: Paris Mayor leads protest in favour of Iranian Jews
5. students XXV
6. Student Movement: Conclusion
7. Student gathering banned/ Tuesday/wednesday protests
8. Corrected: Iran-Daneshjoo Webpage (Azadi ye Andishe, Hamishe, hamishe....)
9. Alliance:latest on the Iranian Student Movement
10. <No subject given>
11. About Iran: APPEAL

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 16:26:15 +0100
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: STUDENTS xxv

thr 043
iran-students-statement
office to foster unity warns against extremist moves
tehran, july 12, irna -- the office to foster unity (daftar tahkim
vahdat) said in a press release on monday that any extremist and
unlawful move is not confirmed by the office.
the press release, saying that the office to foster unity,
pursues its activities after receiving necessary legal authorizations,
noted that the responsibility for any illegal move such as
demonstrations or gatherings running counter to the law, rests with
violators.
in its press release, a copy of which was faxed to irna on monday,
the office said ''no doubt that the unity and cohesion of students
aiming to consolidate civil society and political development... and
revolutionary vigilance vis-a-vis violent elements opposed to the
current reform movement are, and will be, among the genuine
characteristics of the student movement.''
mm/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 18:25


thr 044
leader-dorm event (3)
forgive him.
the leader said ''but i tell the enemy whoever and wherever it
is, our main enemies in spying networks are the designers of these
plots.''
''where is the money allocated by the u.s. congress to
campaign against the islamic republic of iran, spent? no doubt that
the budget and a sum several times this budget are spent on such
schemes against iran," the leader said.
the enemies should know that the dream of the u.s. returning to
iran is a pipe dream which will never come true, ayatollah khamenei
said.
the leader said ''the political elements who were humiliated
and discarded as a decayed tooth by the iranian nation, have been
lying in ambush over the past 18 and 19 years to take revenge on the
nation, the late imam, the name of the late imam khomeini and the path
of the late imam khomeini.
''they also should know that they made a mistake in this event
too. they betrayed themselves and revealed their true face.
"it is right they dealt an unmanly blow on the intelligence
system and the law enforcement forces (at dorm event), but the
faithful unknown soldiers of the islamic republic of iran obtain
information.''
the leader said the enemy could not keep this nation away from
the path of islam and the islamic revolution, independence and
campaign against their enemies through such methods.
ayatollah khamenei addressing himself to the leaders of political
groups said, " now realize what we said before. when the friends
get entangled with futile conflicts, the enemy takes advantage of it.
here you are, this is an example. did you see how the enemy misused
it. did you see how the enemy stung?"
the leader said, "put aside your differences. of course, i don't
insist that all groups should think the same way. set a limit for
political conflicts and set a red line. don't enter into conflict
that are out of control, thus enabling the enemy to come to the
scene."
"what a hue and cry was made over the press law or over other
issues. all those was because a legislation was being passed in the
parliament. i don't mention a specific political current, rather my
audience is all the parties. to me, the path of almighty, the path of
islam and the late imam khomeini and protection of the country and the
interests of the people is the yeardstick. be careful," the
leader said.
ss/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 18:45


thr 045
students-khatami ... 3 - tehran
national problem.
''of course we are threatened by dangers and i ask academicians
and students to be vigilant vis-a-vis such dangers and problems,''
warned the president.
elsewhere in his remarks, the president touched on the intentions
of those opposing the system either due to ignorance or reluctance to
see progress of the country, saying the only way of preventing to fall
into such a dangerous trap is vigilance, identification of main
interests and refusal to be engaged in transient excitements.
''there are some who want to humiliate university and there are
others who do not intend to defend university and trying to fish in
troubled waters and take advantage of the situation to reach their
political ends,'' the president said.
although such misleading words and moves have reportedly had the
least effect on academicians, there are some who try to provoke
some people against university and fan flames of conflict, warned
president khatami.
president khatami said that universities are expected to be
symbols of obedience to law, calm, order and prevention of unrest and
violence.
calm atmosphere, he added, does not mean banning students from
raising their views and demands, said khatami, adding that ''if
we condemn violence and make efforts for the rule of law, the first
prerequisite is that we should be pioneer in encountering tension
and violence.''
he said under such circumstances, students should cooperate with
the government, allow restoration of law and order to the community
and prevent eruption of conflicts between academicians and other
classes of the society.
no unlawful act should be committed so as to allow adoption of a
firm and decisive decision consistent with the interests of the
system, khatami concluded.
bg/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 18:54



thr 046
faculty-declaration
tehran university faculty's statement on recent events
tehran, july 12, irna -- in a press release issued by tehran
university faculty, the incidents of the july 9 was termed as the
worst of its kind in the university's history.
the statement was read from the university's mosque for the
students staging a sit-in at the university campus.
''the students protested when, beginning two years ago, their
peaceful gatherings were disturbed by unknown elements,'' it said.
failure of officials concerned to legally pursue the matter and
order to counter the pressure groups, ultimately led to a preplanned
attack on the university's dormitories,'' the statement noted.
thanking the 'supreme national security council' for its decisions
taken on the attacks, the faculty also stated, ''if the violence is
not uprooted, there is no guarantee that we will not witness more of
similar events in the future.''
the faculty also cautioned the students to be vigilant, ''so that
there not be any diversions from their genuine path.''
nb/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 19:03


thr 047
planes-seats-capacity
airline seats have to be increased in country
tehran, july 12, irna -- given the projected increase in population
and expansion in worldwide air transportation within the next 20
years (2018), the total seats of the air carriers in the country has
to increase, said deputy managing director of iran's flag carrier
(iran air) for commercial affairs ahmad sanei here monday.
he told irna that iran air's total seats is about 6,600 adding,
''in case of failure to properly plan to renovate and upgrade the
country's fleet of planes, not only the seats will not be increased,
but by 2018, due to many planes going out of service, they will fall
by about 80 percent.''
currently, iran air has 32 planes and given the need to increase
the number of seats, the number of planes of domestic airlines has to
expand to 148, with an average number of 218 seats per plane, in the
next 20 years, sanei pointed out.
the iran air official also said that to accommodate 40,000 plane
seats in the next 20 year, there has to be dlrs 650 million of
investments in the sector annually.
he added ''currently, 12 million passengers use the iran air
network on domestic and international flights, and to maintain an
acceptable level, within the next 20 years, the domestic industry has
to be capable of transporting a minimum of 36 million passengers
annually.'' nb/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 19:10


thr 051
court-denial
rumor on rejection of tehran university's complaint denied
tehran, july 12, irna -- the judicial organization of the armed
forces denied monday rumors that its court has rejected a complaint
lodged by the tehran university against thursday's hostel incident.
the judiciary organization of the armed forces issued an
statement denying reports carried out by certain morning newspapers
that it has refrained from accepting the complaint.
the judicial organization of the armed forces hereby outlines
measures it has carried out so far to deal with the case.
after receiving the compliant from the tehran university's
financial and administrative department on saturday, tehran's
prosecutor ordered for registration of the case and for the judicial
investigation into it and ordered for prosecution of the accused,
said the statement.
following initial investigation into the case a special team was
appointed and immediately attended the dormitory and started
investigation.
the judicial organization then identified several culprits
according to the initial investigation, it said adding the results
to final investigation will be published later on.
head of the judiciary, ayatollah mohammad yazdi, pledged sunday
to bring to justice the police officials who ordered the attack on
at tehran university dormitory.
sd/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 19:26


thr 052
university-moin-araqi
moin says he resigned to show innocence of students
tehran, july 12, irna -- culture and higher education minister mostafa
moin said here on sunday that he had resigned to draw attention of
people to innocence of students and to defend dignity of students,
academicians and sanctity of university.
addressing a group of students at tehran university dormitory on
sunday, moin said attack on university is not a simple event rather it
marks disrespect for sanctity of university.
elsewhere in his remarks, moin said recent events should not be
exploited by some opportunists.
he called for identification of agents behind attacks, unrests and
disrespect for sanctity of university.
meanwhile, chancellor of tehran university mansour khalili araqi,
addressing a group of university students and instructors at tehran
university's mosque, criticized agents behind recent incidents and
warned against exploitation of the event by some currents.
the association of iranian jurists, friday prayers leader of
shemiranat, students of the agriculture faculty of tehran university
in karaj, the islamic association of students at judicial sciences
faculty and islamic azad university in separate statements issued on
monday condemned thursday night and friday events.
bg/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 19:30


thr 053
judiciary-unrest
judicial officials review dormitory incident
tehran, july 12, irna -- judicial officials here monday reviewed
different aspects of thursday's incident in the tehran university
dormitory and were briefed on the oucome of investigations into the
case.
tehran's prosecutor general, head of the general inspectorate
organization, head of the armed forces judicial organization and head
of tehran's justice department attended a meeting of the judicial
officials today, studying reports about the recent developments in
tehran university dormitory and the measures taken so far.
reports indicate that a group of infiltrators and opposition
entered the calm gathering of the students and carried out
unaccountable acts under the name of university students.
judiciary chief ayatollah mohammad yazdi expressing his deep
sorrow over the bitter incident expressed sympathy with those who
got hurt in the incident.
he further condemned such moves which break the sanctity of the
university.
ayatollah yazdi pledged sunday to bring to justice the police
officials who ordered the attack on tehran university.
yazdi said the judiciary will follow up the case seriously and
will deal with those who are responsible for the incident.
sd/rr
end
::irna 12/07/99 19:34

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 16:41:30 +0100
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Tabriz II

According to Movahedin in Tabriz, 60 to 70 people were wounded yesterday
and one person was killed. The victim was Hojjatul-Islam Bostanabadi's
son, the commander of Tabriz Basij. The victim was killed by gun-shot
fired by plain-coat armed Hezbullahis. In Maralan, studetns of Tarbiyat
Moealem students (girls college) marched toward city. During their
march, fight between students-people against hezbullahis windows of some
banks were broken. The situation is very hot. According to the
reporter, students are against vioelnce and they were not carrying
guns. However, he was concerned that if the events does not subside,
there is the possibility of more clashes in the city.

Asghar

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 12:59:15 -0500
From: aryopirouznia <aryopirouznia@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Subject: Iran-Daneshjoo Webpage (Azadi ye Andishe, Hamishe, hamishe....)

Dear Friends,

There's a Webpage created for the Students Movement in accordance to their
wishes and in order to show our support to them. The KRSI is the promotor of
this Website and it has no political belonging other
than the Support the Students for their Democratic Wishes.

I invite you to check it at its provisional address as the domain name
(www.Iran-Daneshjoo.org) seems
under registartion process.

Only our massive support shows the degree of our integrity and only a
massive alarming of the Free World will avoid a bloodshed to take place.

Let's pray for all those who killed by the dictatorship will not see the
Iranian SunRise and give our best shot for those who are going to bring Iran
to its Democracy.

God bless you and the Land of Iran

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 13:12:17 -0500
From: aryopirouznia <aryopirouznia@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Subject: Iran/AFP: Paris Mayor leads protest in favour of Iranian Jews

Paris Mayor leads protest in favour of Iranian Jews
France - Monday, 12 July 1999 - Agence France Presse

PARIS, July 12 (AFP) - Paris Mayor Jean Tiberi, flanked by city councillors
across the political spectrum, joined a demonstration Monday in support of
13
Iranian Jews accused of spying for archenemy Israel.
Some 200 people gathered outside Paris City Hall where a makeshift gallows
was set up to highlight the possible fate of the 13. It was the latest in a
string of such protests in France which this weekend caused Iran's hardline
press to lash out at France and its parliamentary speaker Laurent Fabius.

Mr. Fabius is probably under the influence of Zionists," charged the
conservative English-language Tehran Times, calling on the Iranian foreign
ministry to "tackle with full force" the growing campaign in France seeking
the release of the 13.

Fabius, speaker of the French National Assembly, last week described the
death sentence hanging over the suspects as "barbaric" and said the
accusations of spying were unfounded.

The 13 were arrested in February and March on charges of being part of an
"organised espionage network" working for Israel and are due to be tried by
a
revolutionary court in the southern city of Shiraz.
=====================================================

Israeli foreign minister says he would welcome changes in Iran
Israel - Monday, 12 July 1999 - Agence France Presse

JERUSALEM, July 12 (AFP) - Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy said Monday
he
would welcome any changes that would bring democracy to the Islamic
republic,
amid mounting opposition protests in Iran."
Every movement that brings openness, democracy, respect for human rights and
a message of peace, will be welcome by us with the appropriate joy," Levy
said. Levy, who took office on Wednesday, was speaking to reporters at the
start of a meeting with the US ambassador to Israel, Edward Walker.

Thousands of Iranian students have been demonstrating for democratic reform
since Islamic hardliners banned the country's leading reformist newspaper
last week. The unrest escalated Friday when police launched a bloody attack
on a campus dorm.

Iran and Israel enjoyed close ties during the rule of the late shah Reza
Pahlavi. But the Islamic clerics who seized power in Iran in 1979 have
refused to recognize Israel's right to exist.

Israel has expressed deep concern in recent weeks over the arrest of 13
Iranian Jews on suspicion of spying for Israel, charges which carry a
possible death penalty. Levy said Israel was doing everything possible to
get
the 13 men released, but he refrained from giving any details.

Israel has repeatedly denied that the Jews were involved in espionage
activities for its secret service and has urged world leaders to intervene
with the Iranian authorities on their behalf.

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 20:01:44 +0100
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: students XXV

thr 063
iran-reyshahri-university
university turmoil result of wrong decision says reyshahri
shahr-e rey, tehran prov., july 12, irna -- representative of the
supreme jurisprudence and custodian of the holy shrine of hadrat
abdul-azim, mohammad mohammadi reyshahri said here monday that which
is being raised in the local and foreign press today as the cause of
turmoil in universities is the result of thoughtlessness, weak
management and incorrect decisions.
he told a group of 260 city councilors that one of the key slogans
during the revolution was that of freedom and one of the most clear
evidence of freedom is the freedom of expression within he framework
of law.
''if the students cannot speak out their minds in quiet and
tranquility, where else can they express their beliefs?'' asked
reyshahri.
he said the method used by the prophet of islam (pbuh) and the
infallible imams (as) was to deal with opposition through logic and
explanations and even the first shiite imam, hazrat ali (as) never
permitted his followers to attack those engaged in mud-slinging
in regard to his rule.
he said what the country needs today is calm and more than
at any other time, the enemies will make use of the atmosphere of
tension to reach their ominous intentions.
ah/dh
end
:
:
::irna 12/07/99 22:24


thr 065
tehran-demonstration-end (flash)
tehran university student end demonstrations
tehran, july 12, irna -- the congrgated students at tehran university
ended their demonstration here monday night.
the students have left the issue of follow-up of the tragic
incident at tehran university dormatory in the hands of representative
student council.
dh/dh
::irna 12/07/99 22:55


thr 066
basij-tabriz-martyr
basij force releases statement on tabriz incident
tehran, july 12, irna -- the basij (volunteer) resistance force in a
statement issued here monday evening called on relevant authorities to
punish those responsible for martyrdom of mohammad javad farahangi, a
member of the basij resistance base in tabriz.
''yesterday, a group of lackeys and opportunists in tabriz, making
use of the current situation, brutally attacked and injured a group of
basijis, resorted to damaging and occupying the basiji base and
property and martyring the innocent basiji, mohammad javad farhangi,''
said the statement.
the basij resistance force announced that in harmony with the
decision made by the supreme national security council (snsc), the
basijis throughout the country are invited to exercise self-restraint,
remain on the alert and wait for any order by the supreme commander
of the armed forces to counter any threat to the islamic sovereign
state of the islamic republic of iran and the islamic revolution.
ah/dh
end
::
::irna 12/07/99 22:56

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 20:24:24 +0100
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Student Movement: Conclusion

The progressive and democratic movement of Iranian Students for reform
has successfully raised their voice and expressed their demands.

The approachment of pro-Khatami faction was very constructive and wise,
while the approach of MKO-Keyhan alliance were beating their drums for
more violence. The foreign media (I mean BBC, CNN, Radio Free, Persian
Service) provide a very good coverage of the events.

Pro-Khatami clerics and independent clerics defended the students
clearly and in time.

The academics and other educated Iranians presented their full support
for the university and knowledge.

Keyhan, Resalat, Abrar, Tehran Times, Qods and Jomhuri Eslami were
firing their cannons mercilessly on the miraclous shield of Tahkim
Vahdat. All of thewir ball were retuning in their own camp rather than
students's camp.

IRIB was deaf, blind and mute. Nothing was happening in Iran except Cat
and Mouce games for kids.

Independent student movement established their presence in the
universities alongside Tahkim-e-Vahdat.

Khamneyi's speech was meaningless and useless, as bad as that of
Mohammad Reza Shah's Tovbeh.

Radical movement of Tabriz students was a serious warning for Khamneyi
who thought that Tabriz was his power-base. Students of Tabriz shouted
death to dictator (Khamneyi), which means that there is no where safe
for Khamneyi's faction. Therefore, he pulled out his iron fist against
students and wished death for himself. His supporters could do nothing
but cry.

Khamneyi's speech was not promising. He did not promise abolishing
Cleric's special cour, withdrawal of Press Bill, release of Kadivar,
Tabrazadi and Kashani and other political prisoners.

The decision of main stream students to end the sit-in came in a good
time. It was few minutes after the appearance of Dr Amir Hushang Ahmadi
in CNN. Dr Amir Ahmadi argued that if students end the demonstration
tommorow, Khatami is the winner, otherwise the future is not clear.
Baqer Moein's points on BBC World Service were also clear that the
reform movement in Iran has successfully raised their views.

As Dr Amir Ahmadi mentioned, Iran is the land of surprises and we have
to wait and see the reaction of others.

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 18:30:06 EDT
From: KPGBT@AOL.COM
Subject: Student gathering banned/ Tuesday/wednesday protests

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tehran, july 13, irna -- at the end of university student sit-in and
demonstration at tehran university, tehran governor's office thanking
the students and academicians asked the students to be vigilent.
the communique also read that "due to the abuse of some
unfavorable elements who want to disrrupt the tranquility of the
residents of tehran and foment turmoil, the law enforcement and
security forces have been notified to effectively prevent any and all
those who want to stage a demonstration or a sit-in and those who
disrupt the peace and create turmoil will be arrested and handed over
to the appropriate judicial authorities.
no form of gatherings is allowed nor any permission granted to
hold any sort of rallies on tuesday. therefore any such assembly is
illegal.


--
Protest gatherings to be held tuesday, wednesday

tehran, july 12, irna -- student basij department of tehran universit
in a statement announced on monday that it would hold a gathering in
front of tehran university at 17:00 hours local time on tuesday.
the statement said the gathering would be aimed at protesting
and unveiling the invisible and visible hands behind the tragic event
at tehran university dormitory on thursday night and friday.
it said protesting the disrespect for the sanctity of university
and law, voicing opposition to insult to sanctities and islamic
system and divulging attempts by opportunists and those hostile
to the islamic republic to take advantage of the situation are among
other objectives of the gathering.
meanwhile, 15 political groupings in a joint statement called on
people to hold a gathering at tehran university at 16:00 hours local
time on wednesday to protest at recent events at tehran university
dormitory.
the statement said the tragic event which broke out at tehran
university dormitory on friday morning and brutal attack on students
by a group of ''willful'' law enforcement forces (lef) and club
wielding hooligans supported by the lef, opened a dark page in the
brilliant history of the islamic revolution.
signatories to the statement said such an act cannot be regarded
as a natural accident rather it should be looked upon as part of a
premeditated plan targeting the achievements of the may 23
presidential elections.
the statement also thanked president mohammad khatami for
defending universities and voiced sympathy with the students
injured in the incident. it also called for arrest of the masterminds
and perpetrators of the bloody incident.
majma' rowhanion mobarez (mrm) (the association of combatant
clergies), the office to foster unity, islamic iran contribution
front party, servants of construction party, association of forces
following the imam's path, the organization of islamic revolution
mujahideen, association of qom seminary instructors and researchers,
the labor house, islamic labor party, islamic association of iranian
teachers, islamic association of university lecturers, islamic
association of iran's medical community, islamic association of
iranian engineers, association of the periodic representatives of
majlis and islamic association of graduates from indian subcontinent
were signatories to the statement.
islamic association of university lecturers in a statement issued
here on sunday, protested at recent events and voiced sympathy with
the students involved.
the islamic coalition society in another statement, a copy of
which was made available to irna on monday, blamed the u.s. and
western arrogance powers for mastermining recent incident.
meanwhile, the leader's representative to east azarbaijan and
governor general of the province, issued a joint statement following
eruption of unrest and clashes at tabriz university on sunday,
condemning acts of certain hostile elements and adventurers.
expressing sorrow over sunday events at tabriz university, the
statement called on people from various walks of life to remain calm
and prevent infiltration of counterrevolutionary elements into their
ranks.
it called on the law enforcement agency, people and security
forces to prevent spread of unrest to other parts of the city through
patience and tolerance.

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tehran, july 13, irna -- at the end of university student sit-in and
demonstration at tehran university, tehran governor's office thanking
the students and academicians asked the students to be vigilent.
the communique also read that "due to the abuse of some
unfavorable elements who want to disrrupt the tranquility of the
residents of tehran and foment turmoil, the law enforcement and
security forces have been notified to effectively prevent any and all
those who want to stage a demonstration or a sit-in and those who
disrupt the peace and create turmoil will be arrested and handed over
to the appropriate judicial authorities.
no form of gatherings is allowed nor any permission granted to
hold any sort of rallies on tuesday. therefore any such assembly is
illegal.


--
Protest gatherings to be held tuesday, wednesday

tehran, july 12, irna -- student basij department of tehran universit
in a statement announced on monday that it would hold a gathering in
front of tehran university at 17:00 hours local time on tuesday.
the statement said the gathering would be aimed at protesting
and unveiling the invisible and visible hands behind the tragic event
at tehran university dormitory on thursday night and friday.
it said protesting the disrespect for the sanctity of university
and law, voicing opposition to insult to sanctities and islamic
system and divulging attempts by opportunists and those hostile
to the islamic republic to take advantage of the situation are among
other objectives of the gathering.
meanwhile, 15 political groupings in a joint statement called on
people to hold a gathering at tehran university at 16:00 hours local
time on wednesday to protest at recent events at tehran university
dormitory.
the statement said the tragic event which broke out at tehran
university dormitory on friday morning and brutal attack on students
by a group of ''willful'' law enforcement forces (lef) and club
wielding hooligans supported by the lef, opened a dark page in the
brilliant history of the islamic revolution.
signatories to the statement said such an act cannot be regarded
as a natural accident rather it should be looked upon as part of a
premeditated plan targeting the achievements of the may 23
presidential elections.
the statement also thanked president mohammad khatami for
defending universities and voiced sympathy with the students
injured in the incident. it also called for arrest of the masterminds
and perpetrators of the bloody incident.
majma' rowhanion mobarez (mrm) (the association of combatant
clergies), the office to foster unity, islamic iran contribution
front party, servants of construction party, association of forces
following the imam's path, the organization of islamic revolution
mujahideen, association of qom seminary instructors and researchers,
the labor house, islamic labor party, islamic association of iranian
teachers, islamic association of university lecturers, islamic
association of iran's medical community, islamic association of
iranian engineers, association of the periodic representatives of
majlis and islamic association of graduates from indian subcontinent
were signatories to the statement.
islamic association of university lecturers in a statement issued
here on sunday, protested at recent events and voiced sympathy with
the students involved.
the islamic coalition society in another statement, a copy of
which was made available to irna on monday, blamed the u.s. and
western arrogance powers for mastermining recent incident.
meanwhile, the leader's representative to east azarbaijan and
governor general of the province, issued a joint statement following
eruption of unrest and clashes at tabriz university on sunday,
condemning acts of certain hostile elements and adventurers.
expressing sorrow over sunday events at tabriz university, the
statement called on people from various walks of life to remain calm
and prevent infiltration of counterrevolutionary elements into their
ranks.
it called on the law enforcement agency, people and security
forces to prevent spread of unrest to other parts of the city through
patience and tolerance.

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 22:16:50 -0500
From: aryopirouznia <aryopirouznia@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Subject: Corrected: Iran-Daneshjoo Webpage (Azadi ye Andishe, Hamishe,
hamishe....)

Dear Friends,

A Webpage has been created for the Students Movement in accordance to their
wishes and in order to show our support to them.

Several Human Rights activists, Scholars and the KRSI are the promotors of
this Website in order
to bring to the Human Conscience what are facing the best children of Iran.

In a common agreement, this site has no political notation other than the
Support of the Students
and their Democratic Wishes.

I invite you to check it at:

Domaine Name: www.Iran-Daneshjoo.org
IP Address: http://216.85.247.145

Or Alternatively email to iranstudents@hotmail.com in order to add your name
to the support list.

Only our massive support will show the degree of our integrity and only a
massive protest and support will avoid a bloodshed to take place.

Let's pray for the noble soul of all those who killed by the dictatorship
will not see the
Iranian SunRise; And;
Let's give our best shot for those who are going to bring Iran to its
Democracy.

Have you heard their main slogan...?
"Mardom, tchera neshastid.....?"

God bless you all and the Land of Iran

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:19:50 -0400
From: Rahim Bajoghli <rbajoghli@JUNO.COM>
Subject: Alliance:latest on the Iranian Student Movement

PMB 197, 344 Maple Ave. West, Vienna, VA 22180 -
Tel: (703) 319-1807; e-mail: Alliance@iranma.org

July 12, 1999

For Immediate Release

During the last two days, the Islamic Republic of Iran and its henchmen
have viciously attacked peaceful demonstrators at Tehran University.

Many have been injured, arrested and more than a dozen killed. the
military forces are using every means possible to crush this righteous
movement for democracy.

The latest news indicate that helicopters are flying over Tehran
University campus and the vicinity using teargas to disperse the
demonstrators.

The Alliance for Defense of Human Rights in Iran is urging all
individuals and organizations, The United Nations, Amnesty International,
Human Rights Watch and others to demand from the Islamic Republic of Iran
an immediate halt to this barbaric act and stop the shooting of innocent
civilians.

Iranian People are fighting to implement democracy and achieve their
basic civil rights.


They are in desperate need of our financial and moral support.

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Below is the translations of Student Demands
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DEMANDS OF THE UNITED STUDENT FRONT,
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE SPONTANEOUS POLITICAL MOVEMENT OF
TEHRAN UNIVERSTIY STUDENTS

The brutal attacks on student demonstrations at Tehran University opens
yet another chapter in the tyrannical rule of the Islamic regime in Iran
and a new momentum in the student movement. The Islamic regime has
chosen the path of severe brutality, as their means of governing a
nation, and using force, intimidation, arrest, kidnapping and murder of
intellectuals, freedom-loving students, attack and closing down of
newspaper offices, the offices of political organizations and violating
civil liberties in order to continue their repressive rule. Today, they
are witnessing the result of their vicious suppression on the innocent
Iranian people. Today, the fires have begun in the "student allies" but
will continue to burn in other areas of the city and if the tyrants do
not listen to the voice of the students, this fire will burn those who
are ruling us.

Our demands include:

1. Freedom of all political prisoners, and especially those students who
have been arrested by the special University security forces at the
dormitories. The freedom of Tabarzadi [one of the student leaders],
Kadivar [a religious cleric, critical of regime's policies] and Abbas
Amir Entezam [the longest held political prisoner since 1979].

2. Reopening of all newspapers including "self-identity", " Salam",
"Toos", "Zan", and the weekly journal "Voice of Students"

3. Arrest and punishment of those responsible for the recent vicious
attacks on the students and especially the "Ansar of Hezbollah" group who
have knifed the students.

4. Returning the kidnapped bodies of murdered students to their families
and giving permission for their proper burial.

5. Transfer of the military forces and their authority to the Interior
Ministry.

6. Nullify the new “Press Law” being adopted by the Islamic Assembly for
censorship.

7. Publishing the full confessions of Saeid Eslami [one of the ring
leaders arrested and then announced “killed in Prison”; responsible for
the murders of Forouhars and writers a few months ago in Iran]

8. Announcing the latest information with regard to the murder
investigations by the office of President of the Republic to the nation.

9. Open trial for all accused in the political murders in the Fall 1998.

10. Nationalization of Mostazafain Foundation, publishing a complete
financial report on the activities of this foundation and its Director,
Mohsan RafighDoust.

11. Publishing the whole work [report] of the Assembly of Experts to the
Iranian people and the realm of its legal duties.

12. The removal of Mr. Larijani as the head of the Iranian Radio &
Television network. This public media should not be in the exclusive
hands of ruling Islamic elite and its illegal activities must stop.

13. Freedom of Ayatollah Montazeri [ the highest clerical leader under
house arrest since 1982]

14. Questioning Mohammad Yazdi for his role as the head of the Judicial
system regarding the political trials of the past year.


Long Live Freedom
Down with tyranny
UNITED STUDENT FRONT

Translated and distributed by the Alliance for Defense of Human Rights in
Iran, Washington, D.C. All comments in the brackets are from the
Alliance.

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:16:42 -0400
From: Rahim Bajoghli <rbajoghli@JUNO.COM>
Subject: <No subject given>

STRATFOR.COM
Global Intelligence Update
July 13, 1999

Iranian Student Unrest Threatens to Get Out of Control

SUMMARY

Iran's students have taken to the streets to protest press
restrictions imposed by the country's conservative religious leadership.
However, while the demonstrations began as a reflection of the struggle
between moderate President Mohammad Khatami and conservative Supreme
Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, they have taken on a life of their own. As
such, both leaders have moved to bring an end to the disruptions. Who
brings the demonstrations under control and by what means will have as
much impact on Iran's power struggle as the demonstrations themselves.
If Khatami can rein in the students, he has a powerful bargaining chip.
If he cannot, Khamenei can argue that his reforms have gone too far and
threaten the stability of the regime.

ANALYSIS

Over 10,000 student demonstrators and an unknown number of riot police
continued to clash in downtown Tehran on July 12 for the fifth straight
day, in what many analysts are calling the worst unrest since the 1979
Islamic Revolution. The demonstrations began as small, peaceful student
protests calling for press freedom after the closure of several liberal
newspapers on July 8. They later transformed into widespread riots after
riot
police, sent in to breakup the demonstrations, injured dozens of students
and arrested several dozen others. Pledges to allow press freedom and
other liberal-minded reforms rallied the student vote behind moderate
president Mohammad Khatami and helped to boost him to power in 1997.
However, many of his moves since then to institute these reforms have
been blocked by the powerful hardline conservative factions under the
direction of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Not this time.

In the past, the students have dispersed at the site of riot police or
Revolutionary Guards, which are both controlled by Khamenei. However,
this time the students did not flee. In fact, the student protests grew
over the anger of police brutality in breaking up the demonstrations.
Ordinary Iranians joined the
ranks of the students, and the protests have spread to Tabriz -- where
one student was killed by security forces over the weekend -- and to
Yazd, Khorramabad, Hamadan and Sharud. In an attempt to rein in the
protests, President Khatami appealed to the students to keep the
demonstrations peaceful.

However, on July 11, the Supreme National Security Council, headed by
Khamenei, issued a statement against holding "illegal rallies" and
stressed that the police were "trying to avoid clashes and restore calm."
Meanwhile, policemen and Revolutionary Guards blocked off access to
central Tehran's Val-e-Asr square and arrested at least 20 stone-throwing
demonstrators and injured
another dozen when policemen moved in to disperse the crowd. The next
day, July 12, President Khatami again appealed for calm and warned
students to be wary of "provocations" from opponents of reform. "There
are those who want to create provocations and clashes," IRNA quoted
Khatami as saying. Khatami appealed to students "not to fall into this
dangerous trap," saying, "We must
be the first to oppose tensions and violence." The students have not
complied with Khatami's requests, and have reportedly included him as a
target of their demonstrations.

Shocked by the students' defiance, Khamenei has moderated his stance and
condemned last week's use of force by the police against protestors as
"unacceptable." However, his speech, broadcast over loudspeakers at
Tehran University, was met with boos from the crowd. Khamenei stressed
that those responsible would be dealt with even if they are "in the garb
of law enforcement forces." Indeed the two police officers who were
deemed responsible for calling in the initial July 8 raid on the students
were arrested. The Supreme Leader's remarks, quoted by the official IRNA
news agency, are his first public reaction to the pro-democracy protests,
and follow allegations by the students that he was complicit in the
police action.

The student demonstrations began as part of the ongoing struggle between
Iran's moderates and conservatives -- launched in support of the reforms
backed by Khatami and the moderates, and against the press restrictions
imposed by Khamenei's conservatives.

Predictably, Khamenei used the tools at his disposal -- the police -- to
counter Khatami's student allies. But the situation now appears to be
getting out of hand. Both Khatami and Khamenei are now reportedly the
targets of the demonstrators' slogans -- slogans borrowed from 1979, but
with a new twist. Whereas in 1979 their parents chanted: "Independence,
Freedom, Islamic Republic," now, the demand of today's protestors is no
longer an "Islamic" but an "Iranian Republic."

Regardless of their differences, Khatami and Khamenei are both veterans
of the Iranian Revolution, and recognize that there is a point at which
protest takes on a life and momentum of its own. These demonstrations may
not be near that point, but they are nearer than either side in Tehran's
power struggle is comfortable with. Not even Khatami wants to see another
revolution, and so both he and Khamenei are working to deescalate this
situation.

It is now clear that Khatami has a very powerful but very
dangerous weapon at his disposal. Provided the student
demonstrators are not so dangerous a weapon as to be merely an implement
of mutually assured destruction, Khatami may be able to move forward with
reforms. However, if Khatami cannot show that he is able to bring the
students under control, Khamenei will have the ammunition he needs to
halt Khatami's reforms on the grounds that they are too destabilizing to
the regime. Who ends the demonstrations and by what means could say as
much about the future of reform as the demonstrations themselves.

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:17:54 -0400
From: Rahim Bajoghli <rbajoghli@JUNO.COM>
Subject: About Iran: APPEAL

About Iran... has issued the following Urgent Action Appeal. Please help
out
with the pro-democracy campaign of the Iranian Students.


The Killing, Beating and Abduction of Students in Iran: The Islamic
Republic
Creates a War Zone in the Dormitories of Tehran University!

The World Must Help the Peaceful Students of Iran!
July 1999

To:
The Honorable Kofi Annan, Secretary General, The United Nations, Fax #
(212)
963-4879
The Honorable Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner on
Human
Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, Fax # 01141-22-9170123
The Honorable Federico Mayor, Director General, UNESCO, Paris, France,
Fax #
011331-45671690
The Honorable Vaclav Havel, President of Czech Republic, Fax #
01142-02-24310851
The Honorable Desmond Tutu, Fax # 011-27-21-245-225
The Honorable Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/Push Coalition, Chicago, Fax #
773-373-3571
Mr. Hanny Megally, Director of Middle East Watch, New York, Fax # (212)
736-1300
Ms. Karen Kennerly, Pen American Center, New York, Fax # (212) 334-2181
Mr. William F. Schulz, Executive Director, Amnesty International, New
York,
Fax # (212) 627-1451
Ms. Nancy Bothne, Amnesty International Midwest, Chicago, Fax # (312)
427-2589
Ms. Maureen Greenwood, Amnesty International, Washington DC, Fax # (202)
546-7142
Ms. Cosette Thompson, Amnesty International, San Francisco, Fax # (415)
291-8722
Mr. Joe Baker, Amnesty International, Culver City (Los Angeles), Fax #
(310)
815-0457

>From (Name and Address):

I am utterly horrified to learn of the barbaric killing, beating and
abduction of numerous freedom loving and pro-democracy Iranian students
by
security forces and government sponsored mobs in Tehran, on Thursday
night,
July 7, 1999. Reliable news from Tehran report that the stand-off
between
students and security forces continued through week-end as well, with
occasional gunshots heard in the neighborhood!

The following sequence of events is reported from Tehran:

_ A group of students engage in a spontaneous discussion of the current
political events in Iran, including the continued detention of Mr.
Heshmattolah Tabarzadi, a student leader, the passage of a bill in the
Islamic Parliament further limiting an already limited freedom of the
press
in Iran, and the closing of Salam newspaper. After the meeting, students

marched in the neighborhood, shouting their demands.

_ Soon after, government sponsored mobs, known as Ansare-Hezbollah,
assisted
by a large number of security forces attacked the peaceful students. At
first, the mobs threw stones at students and beat them up, while security

forces used tear gas against the students. As the confrontation
continued,
the mobs and security forces followed the retreating students into their
dormitory quarters where they further beat many of them, threw some out
of
the windows, and set some rooms and quarter on fire!
_ As a result, at least six students are reportedly killed. So far, only

their last names are given: Naimi, Sohrabian, Yavari and Zakeri.
Furthermore, as of Sunday, July 20, it is reported that several hundred
students have been injured and up to 1000 may have been abducted or
detained!


As I write this, to ask for your help on this very urgent matter, I am
filled
with despair and sadness for those peaceful students who are killed and
the
hundreds of others who are injured and/or detained. Yet, I am also
determined to seek support from you and from your colleagues in all
freedom
loving countries and organizations of the world. I am most confident and
do
expect that you and your organization will publicly and strongly condemn
these barbaric and totally unjustified actions by the Islamic Republic of

Iran and defend the rights of these students in Iran.

(Please Distribute This Appeal As Widely As Possible)

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