Monday, June 16, 2008


800 students demonstrate protesting the arrest of 10 students in Mashhad
In protest to the arrest of 10 students, 800 students of the Ferdowsi University in Mashhad, northeastern Iranian city, chanting “death to dictator”, staged a demonstration and sit-in in Vakilabad on Friday. The demonstration was held in front of Pardis dormitory. In fear of joining the people to the demonstration, the suppressive State Security Forces (SSF) agents and intelligence and plain-clothes agents surrounded the dormitory yard and students.
According to reports, during demonstration of 10,000 people of Mashhad in Vakilabad Blvd. more than200 people were arrested by the clerical regime’s agents. The special unit force and plain-clothes agents supported by motor cyclist mercenaries, while shooting at air, attacked the protesters using electric batons and tear gas and arrested extensive number of people. Then, they gathered a number of detainees in a mosque and brutally beat them and then they were transferred to an unknown place by tens of buses.

8 youths were hanged at Evin Prison by mullahs’ regime
The clerical regime in Iran hanged 8 youths in Evin Prison on Wednesday. The victims aged 27 to 34. According to state press agencies, following extensive international protests against juvenile execution in Iran, the regime’s Judiciary was forced to postpone the execution verdicts of three persons that were underage at the time of ascribed crime. The three were named Behnoud Shojaaee, Mohammad Fadaaee, Saeed Jazee. In a statement on June 2, the Secretariat of NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran) urged UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and all human rights organizations and societies to refer the issue of executing juveniles and the violation of human rights in Iran to the UN Security Council for adopting practical measures.