Iran's Universities Punish Students Who Disputed Vote
NY Times / Robert F. Worth
05-Sep-2009 (one comment)

Significantly, several clerics and high-ranking officials have taken aim at Islamic Azad University, which is based in Tehran and has branches around the country. The university is largely run by the family of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a powerful moderate and leading opponent of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

“This university must once again be purified,” Ayatollah Muhammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, the president’s spiritual adviser.  


Yadzi Demands Purge at Rafsanjani's University

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TOTALITARIANISM AT ITS WORST: All trace of normal human and political rights are to be crushed.  The Repubublican Guard, with close ties to ultraconservative Mesbah Yadzi, controls all.   The regime insists that belief in Islam isn't enough.  The regime now insists it must be Yadzi's hateful form of Islam, the sort that justifies rigged elections, total censorship and the torture, rape or murder of anyone who disagrees.    

In a regime that offers no hope, maybe youngsters who can no longer stand the prospect of life under such a regime should announce a "Martyr Us or Let Us Emigrate Day."  Demonstrators can carry signs "Please shoot us down now or let us emigrate since we live in a country with no hope!"   In the past the regime has blocked emigration by denying passports.   Let the regime publicly face an embarassing choice--one with some potential to demoralize some of the security forces.  

I can't decide whether I'm being satirical or serious as I write this but what an ugly life young Iranians face.