Now Playing:International Messages of support to Iranian Students 18 Nov 2009
Description: For more than seventy years, Iranian students and academics have been one of the leading defenders of basic freedoms and rights. For this, they have paid dearly, with imprisonment, torture, rape and their lives.
Following the June 12th elections and the brutal crackdown on peaceful protestors during last summer, students and scholars, along with others including the members of womens movement, once again led the struggle.
Since the universities have opened in late September, Iranian students and scholars have again assumed a brave and active voice.
The following messages have been taped around the world in solidarity with Iranian students and academics on 70th anniversary of the International Students' Day.
We hope to raise global awareness of the continuing struggles and movement in Iran and to highlight the mass demonstrations planned in Iran on December 7th, the Iranian Students' Day (16 Azar in the Iranian calendar).