January 30th, Solidarity of Bloggers with the Imprisoned Iranian Students

A large group of Iranian bloggers have decided to show their solidarity with tens of Iranian students who are imprisoned by the administration. More information, in Persian, is given in this blog.

This is the statement issued by the organizers (revised by me for grammatical mistakes in the original text),

Solidarity of Bloggers with the Imprisoned Iranian Students

"There is no doubt winter will have an end

And, the post of spring will come to our land

With thousands of flowers in his hand

Certainty it will come,

That other should be passed"

The spring is coming while many Iranian students are still behind the bars. Here is the names of some of them,

  • Arash Paknejad (m), Mozandaran University
  • Saeid Habibi (m), as member of student’s human rights reporters
  • Anoshe Azadbar (f), Tehran University
  • Elinaz Jamshidi (f), Azad University of central Tehran student of communication
  • Mehdi Gerilo (m), Tehran geophysics center
  • Nader Ahseni (m), Mazandaran University
  • Behroz karimizade (m), Tehran University
  • Nasim Soltan-beigi (f), Alame Communication University
  • Ali Sa`lem (m), Polytechnic University, student of Master degree in polymer
  • Mohsen Qanim (m), Polytechnic University
  • Rozbeh Saf-Shekan (m), Tehran University
  • Yaser (Sadra) Pirhaiaty (m), Shahed University
  • Saeid Aqam-Ali (m), Yazd University
  • Ali Kolaee` (m), Azad University of Shahriar City
  • Amir Mehrzad (m), (high School Student)
  • Hadi Salary (m), Rajaey University
  • Farshid Ahangaran(m), Rajaey University
  • Amir Aqai (m), Rajaey University
  • Milad Omrani (m), Rajaey University
  • Keivan Amir Eliasy (m), Master of industrial engineer
  • Soroush Hashem-poor (m), Ahvaz University
  • Farshad Doosti-poor (m)
  • Sohrab Karimi (m)
  • Javad Alizade (m)
  • Mohammad Salleh Auman (m)
  • Mehdi al-lahyari (m), Sharif industrial University, student of master degree
  • Rozbehan Amiri (m), Tehran University, Student of computer sciences
  • Bahram Shojaee (m), Tehran-south Azad University, Student of Chemistry engineer
  • Saied Aqakhani (m)
  • Majid Ashraf Nejad (m)
  • Peiman Piran (m), by other student report about him*
  • Aabed Tavanche (m), Polytechnic University
  • Soroosh Dastestany (m)
  • Amin Qazaei (m)
  • Bijan Sabaq (m), Mazandaran University
  • Anahita hosini (f), Tehran University
  • Morteza Khedmatlo (m)
  • Mohamad Pour Abdol-lah (m), Tehran University
  • Bita Samimi-zad (f), Polytechnic University
  • Behzad Baqery (m), Mazandaran University
  • Soroosh Sabet (m), Sharif University
  • Morteza Eslahchi (m), Allame University
  • Mostafa Shirvani (m)

In the past month and half, many students from different cities and universities have been arrested, on charges related to holding peaceful ceremonies for the celebration of the 7th of November, the National Day for Students. They have been behind the bars since. During these days, their families have not been able to visit them and only some of them have been given the chance to have short phone calls with the inmates. This has caused a lot of anxiety and tension for the families and has resulted in their many protests in order to pressure the government to release the students, to no avail.

We honor the freedom-loving students of Iran, some of whom are also bloggers, and thus on January 30th we rename our blogs to "Bloggers' Solidarity with Imprisoned Iranian Students".

We wish the release of our friends.

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About Arash Kamangir

Arash Kamangir is an Iranian graduate student. He relocated to Canada in September 2005. Since October 2004 Arash, has maintained his blog "Kamangir" which talks about Iran, Islam, the Islamic Republic of Iran and their interdependence as well as their differences. His work can be summarized as trying to show the diversity in Iran, through translating posts from Persian blogs. Akram Mahdavi waiting for her execution and a "Discount" from a hosting company - The Iranian Connection

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