Womenís Forum Against
Iranís Student Movement is Calling for the
Overthrow of Tehranís Fundamentalist Regime
Boston, MA- Five years ago, on this day, the Iranian
regimeís paramilitary forces attacked Tehranís university dormitory in the
middle of the night and violently beat and arrested hundreds of students.
This bloody attack triggered a wave of mass protests and unrest in Tehran and 22 other cities that lasted for
six days. Protesters called for the resignation of Iranís president, Khatami, and the
supreme leader, Khamenei.
Although the fundamentalist regime in Iran responded with a severe crackdown,
the student movement has grown bolder and is now calling for the overthrow of
this regime. Through their endless demonstrations, the students in Iran have made it clear that they desire
freedom. Given Iranís young population, the children of
the 1979 revolution are in the frontlines calling for the regime change
referendum. On July 13, 1999, the Boston Globe appropriately
characterized the uprising as an ďeruption in IranĒ.
Since then, other media outlets described it as ďan unmistakable sense of
revolution has returned to Tehran.Ē In June of 2003, the students
once again took to the streets of Tehran and other cities calling for a
regime change referendum. The regime reacted with the arrest of 4000
people whose fates are still unknown.
The Womenís Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran
(WFAFI) supports the democratic aspiration of the Iranians and their struggle
against Islamic fundamentalism in Iran. WFAFI declares its
solidarity with the student movement and supports their indigenous call for
regime change referendum. While condemning the Iranian regime for its on-going
arrests and the killings of the courageous students, WFAFI calls upon the
international community to push for the release of all political prisoners in Iran.
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