Friday, December 17, 2010
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"30 people indicted in connection with Tehran University attacks"

Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani

Iranian judiciary announced that they have summoned 30 people for involvement in Tehran University Dorm attacks.

Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, head of Iran’s judiciary told reporters that they are handling the Tehran University Dorm attacks without any input from the security forces.

He added that 30 people have been indicted by the judiciary but refused to identify these individuals.

In summer of 2009, a few days after the controversial victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections and in the midst of widespread protests and allegations of fraud in the ballot, Islamic Republic security forces together with forces in plain clothes attacked Tehran University Dorm, beating and injuring many students. Some sources have also reported the death of at least two people in these attacks.

In the face of public outrage, the authorities have repeatedly stated that the perpetrators of these attacks will be prosecuted and even the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has assured the public that the perpetrators of this attack will be held accountable.

Last March, a film documenting the attacks was aired on Persian BBC, but the case still remains in limbo.

Earlier Ayatollah Khamenei announced that the case of university attacks has not progressed as it should have. Soon after, Iran Prosecutor, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei announced that the case was first being pursued by the Military Court where it achieved little progress. However, since a panel of three was appointed to it by the judiciary, it has resumed its normal course, he added.

Last month, Mohseni Ejei announced that they have identified the perpetrators of the university attacks, some of which have been arrested.

A year and a half after the attacks, the government has failed to announce any concrete developments in this case.

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