Communist Youth Organization

The Youth Branch of The Workers’ Communist Party of Iran

Timeline from Sunday 2nd of December to Tuesday, 11th of December

Sunday, 2nd of December:
police forces of Islamic Republic raided the home of Anooshe Azadbar and Elnaz Jamshidi, Arresting them and sending them to a unknown place.
Elnaz’s brother who went to police to pursue her sister situation has also been arrested. Mehdi Gerayloo, Ehsan Azadbar and Nader Ahsani have also been arrested, Sayid Habibi, a student activist, has also been disappeared and there is no news of him, friends and relatives of Sayid have tried to enquire about his situation without any result. Also 6 students from Mazandaran University have been arrested and send to an unknown place. A number of other students have also been under a siege inside Tehran University and the security forces of government are determined to arrest them. These students are: Behrooz Karimizade, Peyman Piran, Bijan Sabagh and Behzad Bagheri.
Islamic government attacks any kind of protest and tries to strangle any voice of protest and yet students are determined to organize a glorious Student’s day.
In continuation of arrest and oppression of leftist student activists, Monday 3rd of December, security and intelligence forces raided living places of leftist student activists and already at least 7 people have been arrested.
Last night, few hours before the demonstration on 4th of December, at least 8 other student activists were arrested.
Student activists, Nasim Soltan Beygi, Ali Salem, Majid Ashraf Nejad, and Mohsen Saghafi, have been most likely arrested last night.
A student from Ahvaz is also arrested and his name is to be declared.
These reports also say that security and intelligence forces raided the home of a student last night, to confiscate some stuff and arrest him.
The last news that we have is that Mohsen Qamin, an active student from Polytechnic has also been arrested.
Despite all these arrests and oppression of students, they all are determined to organize a demonstration on 4th of December. Today, 4th of December, students were present in and around Tehran University to commemorate the Student’s Day. Police Forces were present. Security forces were present in front of all doors, controlling everybody, and preventing students from other universities to enter. There were some clashes between security forces and students. But there was a large crowd going in and out. Leaflets of demonstration was distributed between students and installed on everywhere. These called on students to participate in today’s demonstration and support arrested students.
There was a lot of movement around university and police repeatedly tried to break the crowd. A number of workers and teachers also made their way to university gates and wanted to participate. Some people have come from other cities. The crowd has been already mounted to more than 700 people.

After reading a manifesto, “Open Mic” was formed and several students gave speech. Students protested the arrested and demanded the unconditioned release of all arrested students. Radical slogans by left students were shouted condemning the recent activists and atmosphere of strangulation. A number of left students were arrested in the course of demonstration. Open Mic was then ended and students marched to gates, singing hymns!! Students protested the arrests, summoning, and oppressive atmosphere of university and society and demanded the release of students.
Simultaneous with student protests and Student’s Day celebration in Tehran University, the commemoration of the same occasion was organizes in Technical University of Anoshirvan in Babell, around 11:30 AM. That is while a few numbers of leftist activists from these universities are being prosecuted by security and intelligence forces and could not come to public! The event lasted for 2 hours and more than 200 people participated!
On the same occasion, a number of Isfahan University students organized a 2-hours demonstration protesting what they called “political strangulation”. More than 100 students of Isfahan University participated in the demonstration with holding banners like “Abollish the Adnan Hasan’s poor execution decree”, “Political Prisoners are to be released”, “Appointed Director should resign!” Students also participated in a 1500-strong demonstration demanding opening of the closed political atmosphere of the university.

Today, on 4th of December,

Students from Boo-Ali University, Hamedan organized a demonstration in protest to student arrests and atmosphere of strangulation in universities. This was simultaneously with Tehran, Babol and Isfahan universities.
A number of families of arrested students went to police status-tracing department and after asking a lot of questions there were told that their sons and daughters are in Evin prison and they will be freed after a full investigation. Most of the recent arrested people were transferred to the sections 240 and 209 of Evin prison.

Wednesday, 5th of December,

a demonstration in support of jailed and suspended students was organized in Law and Political Science faculty of Alame University. A number of students had a clash with university security forces and they succeeded in driving the forces out of the faculty. Students emphasized the formation of independent student grouping and a list of suspended and jailed students was read. Students shouted slogans in support: “Jailed students should be freed”, “we support you suspended students”, “students would die, but will not accept humiliation”.
On Wednesday, 1:30 pm, the declaration of Vahdat’s Association in protesting the widespread arrest of Socialist students in the Tehran Universities was read in the court garden of Azad University, Tabriz. A number of Students from this university organized a protest gathering in the university campus in support of imprisoned Socialist students. This demonstration was sparked in the Canteen and students declared their support for imprisoned students with holding banners and shouting slogans and singing hymns. “University is alive”, “release our comrades”, “Evin Prison is open to students!!!”, “Today we are calm but not tomorrow…”, “down with dictator”, “Hurry up, comrade…” and lots of slogans like this were displayed on banners and shouted by students.
Yoones Mirhosseini, a student activist from Shiraz University was arrested on Wednesday, 5th of December, around 11 AM in front of the university and with attacks of plainclothes forces. Security forces, armed, beated up this student and arrested him. After this, a number of Shiraz University students protested Mirhosseini’s arrest with gathering in front of the university. Protestant student shouted slogans and carried banners like “Award for the Student’s Day: arresting critiques”, “Yoones should be freed”, “Yoones Mirhosseini has been arrested, is here the freest country of the world??!” and etc. students also shouted slogans like “your claims to justice is shameful”, “Pinochet, Pinochet, Iran wont be Chile for you” and etc. and demanded the immediate release of this imprisoned student.
On Thursday, 6th of December, a red day passed in the technical and engineering faculty of Azad University, Kermanshah. More than 700 students organized a student’s day in the campus. At 11’o clock a number of students played hymns and carried banners in protest. Students banners read: “we have nothing to lose but our chains”, “University is not a prison”, “Prohibition is prohibited”, “Bread, Peace, Freedom”. “Worker, Student, Unity, Unity”, “No to War, Yes to Love” and etc. and they protested the situation of university, society and the world.

Sunday, 9th of December,

a Student’s Day commemoration event was organized in Ferdowsi University, Mashhad in support of imprisoned students and solidarity of Worker’s and women movement. “Socialism or Barbarism” and “long live Socialism” banners were raised here.
Students made a human chain and shouted slogans like “Jailed students are to be freed”, “Students would die but not accept humiliation”, “Long live Freedom” and “Long live Socialism” to show their unity in pursue of their demands.
In the same day, a protest demonstration of students was organized in front of technichcal faculty of Tehran University and a vast number of students participated. This demonstration started in 1 PM and students read their declarations and strongly protested the recent arrests of students. They also demanded the immediate release of imprisoned students. The banners that students hold read: “Women’s liberation is society’s liberation”, “imprisoned students are to be freed” and etc.
This demonstration took place while security forces circled the gates of Tehran University and made a siege. They blocked the people’s sight with putting Vahed Company buses in front of the university. Students held their banners and shouted slogans, showing their protest to students. They all moved to the gates of university and his led to a fierce clash between security forces and students and continued until 2:45. Students, shouting slogans, moved to the gates in “16 Azar” street and, with the aid of those behind the gates, broke them. They then went to “Qods Street” gates and broke that too. Considering the unprecedented arrests in last week, where more than 34 of left students have been arrested, Most of the student’s slogans focused on release of imprisoned students.

Monday, 10th of December,

Shiraz University students organized another demonstration in Eram’s Pardis on the university Campus. From the very beginning, ministry of intelligence contacted a few families of students and threatened the students with different methods. Security and intelligence forces had a permanent presence in the university campus. Students gathered in campus and went toward the gates and then started shouting slogans. Slogans included: Yoones Mirhosseini should be freed / Political Prisoner should be freed / the advocate of justice should be ashamed. One of the interesting points of today demonstration was presence of the family of Roozbe Saf-shekan (from imprisoned students) among students. They were greeted warmly by students. Roozbe’s father gave a speech and students supported him shouting “Roozbe should be freed”. Mr Iraj Saf-Shekan (Roozbeh’s father) spoke in support of Student’s day demonstration and condemned the widespread arrest of leftist students. He then called all the arrested student a “Roozbeh” of his own. Security forces of university, faced with warm welcome given to the Saf-shekan family by students, drove the family out and closed the gates.

Tuesday, 11th of December,

Mazandaran University witnessed a Student’s day commemoration event with participation of leftist students. From the very beginning one could spot the dramatic and unprecedented presence of security and intelligence forces in and outside the university. Considering the arrest of 3 students and with a barrack-like atmosphere of the university, Open Mic could not be organized and students only read the declaration from “Libertarian and Eglitarian students of Mazandaran University”. Shevane Merikhi and Reza Arab, student activists, were arrested before the event. There is no news of status of Sara Khademi, another student from Mazandaran University.

Those arrested before 11th of December, numbered 36:
1. Hamed Mohammadi – Economy, Mazandaran University
2. Arash Pakzad – Social Science, Mazandaran University
3. Milad Moyini – Anthropology, Mazandaran University
4. Behrang Zandi - Anthropology, Mazandaran University
5. Hasan Maarefi – Mazandaran University
6. Ali Salem – Polytechnic university
7. Ali Kalayi – Azad University
8. Amir Mehrzad
9. Mohsan Ghamin – Polytechnic university
10. Yooners Mirhosseini – Bahonar Technical university, Shiraz
11. Milad Omrani – Shahid Rajayi university
12. Abed Tavanche – dismissed student of Polytechnic University
13. Sadra Pir Hayati – Shahed University
14. Roozbe Saf-Shekan – Masters in Political Science, Tehran University
15. Sayid Agham Ali – Art University, Yazd
16. Roozbeha Amiri – Faculty of Sciences, Tehran University
17. Nasim Soltanbeigi – Faculty of Social Sciences, Alame University
18. Mahsa Mohebi – Sharif university
19. Keivan Amiri – Masters Degree – Sharif University
20. Hadi Salari – Rajayi University
21. Amir Aghayi – Rajayi University
22. Farshid Farhadi Ahangaran – Rajayi University
23. Sayid Aghakhani
24. Okhtay Hosseini - Azad University
25. Sorosh Hashempor- Chamran University, Ahvaz
26. Mehdi Gerayloo- Masters for Geophysics – Tehran University
27. Nader Ahsani – graduated from Natural resources faculty of Mazandarna University
28. Anooshe Azadbar – Social Sciences, Tehran University
29. Elnaz Jamshidi – Commmunications, Azad University, Central Tehran
30. Behrooz Karimizade – dismissed student, Economics Faculty, Tehran University
31. Sayid Habibi – deposed secretary of Tahkim Vahdat Student’s grouping
32. Peyman Piran – Political Prisoner of 1999 events
33. Majid Ashraf Nejad – Civil, Shahid Rajayi
34. Shevan Merikhi – Mazandaran University
35. Sara Khademi – Social Sciences, Mazandaran University
36. Reza Arab - Mazandaran University

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