The gathering had been scheduled for today at Tehran University's Faculty of Economics
This morning, the Revolutionary Guards and the State Security Forces already deployed in the area barred any gathering and canceled summer classes at the faculty. They also arrested a number of students and one of the group's leaders, who were taken to the 25th precinct in Youssef-Abad for interrogation.
The ban on a rally by a group loyal to one of the regime's internal factions demonstrates that the theocratic regime ruling Iran cannot tolerate any dissent whatsoever and that claims about "civil society" and the "rule of law" in a system based on the principle of "velayat-e faqih" (absolute supremacy of the mullahs) are baseless and far removed from reality.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 28, 1998