Majid Tavakoli: 16 Azar

Imprisoned student activist remembered on Students Day

Two years ago today, on 16 Azar Students Day, December 7, Majid Tavakoli was arrested after addressing an anti-dictatorship crowd at Amir Kabir University of Technology in Tehran. He has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for making this speech in which he criticized Khamenei for the crackdown of peaceful protests:


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Song dedicated to Tavakoli by Najafi

by maghshoosh on


درد و بلای این دانشجوی باهوش، دلاور و وطن پرست ایرانی‌..


و تمام زندانیان عزیز سیاسی ایران، بخوره تو سر هر چی‌ پیر و پاتال وطن فروش،  احمق و ساندیس خور خارج نشین...

Bahram G

Low security prison

by Bahram G on

Iran today is a "low security prison." some who are incarcerated somehow manage to leave it and settle somewhere in the world away from friends, family and the country they deeply love and badly miss. Those inmates of this prison who do not toe the line drawn by the jail keep mullahs are sequestered in seurity cells and occasionally may end up dead by "illness" or "accidentally."
Tavakoli is one of those magnificent inmates who had the courage of speaking against the jailers and their dastardly rules. That's his crime. The real criminals are those RISH-o-PASHM who have made our country one huge prison.
Long live Tavakoli and all those brave upstanding children of Iran who are aiming to restore our country to a place of honor and freedom.

Tiger Lily

ooops, evidently more to hit the fan:

by Tiger Lily on

"Majid Tavakoli is one of a group of the brightest Iranians currently in prison."


Oh, dear, there really is a massive braindrain.



by afshinazad on

The man who loves his country and his people, the man who is doing nothing but reminding others what is going and what is happening to their land. If this man is guilty? He is guilty being in love with his country and his people. Brave man and women of Iran are in prison because they care and worry about our nation and the country, it is not that he wants’ to be president or the king, he cannot accept the death of nation and land before his own eyes.

 long live proud and brave young Iranian who care about national interest and his peoples freedom , and he has sacrificed his own well being for the nation and the beloved Iran.



 Shifteh jan: Thanks for

by vildemose on

 Shifteh jan: Thanks for the picture. Some of the brightest stars Iran has ever produced.


Separation of Church and State AND Corporation

Esfand Aashena

Shifteh jaan thanks for the pic.

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


Already been 2 years ....

by Truthseeker9 on

I hope all political and religious prisoners will be released very soon. I wish more people were like this brave man. 


چرا CASMII درباره زندانیان سیاسی در ایران


چیزی نمیگه؟  مأموران CASMII فقط بلدند دربارهٔ آمریکا و اسرائیل عربده بکشند؟  

Shifteh Ansari

Be well you brave son of Iran

by Shifteh Ansari on

Majid Tavakoli is one of a group of the brightest Iranians currently in prison. Ironically, the very fact that Majid Tvakoli is in an Islamic Republic prison means that the Islamic Republic will end. When a nation's bravest and brightest people must be chained or else their minds and tongues and pens would endanger the nation's rulers, one knows that those rulers have lost all sensibility and legitimacy.

I hope Majid Tavakoli lives a long and healthy life to see a better day for himself and his children in Iran.

Here's a photograph taken inside Rajaee Shahr Prison's yard, showing prisoners of conscience Majid Tavakoli, Ahmad Zeidabadi, Issa Saharkhiz, Mehdi Mahmoudian, and Massoud Bastani. //


Free M. Tavakoli & other freedom fighters

by daneshjoo on


Arrest the thieves of Iranian identity and resources.

A as Abbas


by A as Abbas on


Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Ghormeh Sabzi for posting the video

by Anahid Hojjati on

That campaign couple years ago for "Majid Tavakoli" was very memorable as yolanda noted.

زندانی سیاسی آزاد باید گردد .



My hat off to him and all those...

by Bavafa on

Fighting for their rights and the rights of their hamvatan

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Free Majid Tavakoli FROM JAIL !

by Shemirani on


by the way 18 TIR is the Student's day !!!!


(he reminds me of Nelson Mandela, when i was almost (my last year of high school) a student, there wad a great humaterian campaign to free Mandela ...years after for Batebi when i went to a demo only few people were there it was so sad and ridiculous :( and now in 2011 we are not much better, are we ? i wonder what's wrong with us, why can't we be united for a good aim and for a long period of time ? i can't find the answer...)

Jahanshah Javid

My heart goes out to him

by Jahanshah Javid on

If such a good, conscientious person is in jail, it reveals a great deal about his captors.



by yolanda on

He is a national hero and epitome of a great Iranian!

We should campaign for his release!

 I still remember the "hejab" campaign 2 years ago. The photo blog set IC's record!

It is sad that best and brightest people are in Iranian jail!

Thank you, IC, for choosing Majid as IOD! Great gesture!

Esfand Aashena

Long Live Majid Tavakoli!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred

Maryam Hojjat

Zendeh Bad Majid Tavakoli

by Maryam Hojjat on

& May GOD protect him and he sees FREE iRAN soon.