Ahmedinejad Government Under Pressure from Students on Dress Code

30 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Ahmedinejad Government Under Pressure from Students on Dress Code</h1><p>April 30 (EIRNS)--Reports from Iran indicate students at the University of Lorestan, the University in Tehran, in Babol near the Caspian Sea, and Shiraz in the west, have virtually shut down their respective campuses rallying against new measures imposed by the Ahmedinejad government directing a strict dress code, opening hours on campuses, as well as restrictions on political activities.</p><p>On April 30, a group of alleged supporters of Iranian President Ahmedinejad forced their way into the campus of the Amir Kabir Polytechnic in Tehran and assaulted a group of student activists who were staging a peaceful rally against the detention of their spokesman, Babak Zamanian, who was arrested last week.</p><p>Last December, dozens of protestors burned pictures of Ahmedinejad crying "dictator go away", "death to dictatorship" and threw fire crackers when President Ahmedinejad was visiting Amir Kabir. On April 27, President Ahmedinejad said that his opponents were manipulating the students' campaign to create discontent. "Our enemies want a limited group of people, mostly youth, to hit the streets dressed in a vulgar manner to provoke police intervention and then use against our country the bad feelings of young people who have been mistreated by security officials," said President Ahmedinejad.</p></div></body>