Statement No. 3 - URGENT
Revolutionary Guards abduct wounded students from hospital
Names of three of the students killed in Guards' raid on hostels

The clerical regime's Revolutionary Guards forced their way into Tehran's Shari'ati Hospital at 3:30 pm (local time) today and abducted several students injured during last night's raid on students' hostels in north Tehran, latest reports from Tehran say. All the wounded students were taken to an unknown location.

The names of three students killed in the Guards' raid on students' hostels are Na'imi, Yavari, and Sohrabi. One of them was killed when the Guards threw him down from upper stories of the building. Another lost his life as a result of repeated truncheon blows to his head.

Intense clashes in Tehran University's student hostels began last night and continued until this morning. Subsequently, the capital's Security Council convened today in the presence of the Interior Ministry's deputy for security, Gholam-Hossein Bolandian, Tehran's Governor, one of the Intelligence Ministry's director generals, and representatives of the Guards Corps, the State Security Forces and other organs of suppression, to study ways of curbing student unrest from spreading.

All the military, state security and Intelligence Ministry organizations in Tehran are on full alert. The clerical regime has placed even helicopter pilots of the Guards Corps' special units on alert to intervene if need be.

Some members of the State Security Forces' special unit who played an active role in the operation to suppress the students were Col. Khodabakhshi, commander of the Guards Corps' Special Unit, Col. Sa'idi Azar, commander of the operational battalion, Col. Nazari, battalion commander, and Col. Rahimi, chief of the special unit's operations during the Guards Corps' raid.

Among those beaten up and wounded by the Guards last night were members of a six-man foreign wrestling team staying in the hostels.

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

Back Home