Statement No. 2 - URGENT
Antigovernment student demonstration in Tehran: 1,000 injured, 1,000 arrested
Massoud Rajavi urges UN Secretary General and Security Council to send international mission to Iran to investigate horror

More than 1,000 students were injured and about 1,000 other students were arrested in last night's raid by special anti-riot forces of the Revolutionary Guards on students' hostels in north Tehran's Amirabad Street. The raid followed an antigovernment protest by students.

Many of the wounded are reportedly in critical condition. They have been admitted to several hospitals in the capital, including “Imam Khomeini” and Shariati hospitals.

The savage attack on the students' hostels began at midnight and continued until this morning. The Revolutionary Guards have sealed off the area where the hostels are located and bar all entry to the neighborhood. Revolutionary Guards are also present in the hospitals where the wounded have been admitted to bar any contact with the injured students.

There were 13,000 students in the students' hostels complex when the Revolutionary Guards attacked. The assailants also included anti-riot forces and thugs calling themselves Ansar-e Hezbollah. Armed with a variety of weapons including truncheons, clubs, knuckle-dusters and electric cables, they savagely beat up the students and destroyed furniture, computers, and students' personal belongings. Eyewitnesses saw the thugs throw students out of the windows of the second and third floors. Seven or eight students were reportedly killed in the attack.

In separate telegrams today to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and members of the Security Council, Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, called for the immediate dispatch of an international mission to Iran to investigate the clerical regime's horrific crime and the criminal crackdown on students. He stressed that the mission must meet with the detainees being held in the mullahs' jails and torture centers.

The names of some of the injured students, including a Pakistani and a Tajik national, are as follows: Abbas Karami, Ghorbanali Faraji, Morteza Haddad, Hamid Aghajani, Mohammad Salari, Mehdi Bazzaz-Zadeh, Amrollah Mirghasemi, Davoud Movahhedi, Alireza Zamani, Ahmad Darvishi, Mohammad Ghalladi (Pakistani national) and Pulat Beik Bater-Haef (Tajik national).

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 9, 1999


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