Reza Pahlavi calls for end to differences
From the private secretariat of Reza Pahlavi in reference to the
imprisonment of Iranian students
July 19th, 1999
The primary aim of the latest demonstrations in Iran, which as usual,
was labeled by the regime as a foreign aided conspiracy and resulted in
the serious accusations and imprisonments, was nothing more than a logical
voice of dissent, wherein the students hoped to gain their fundamental
At the onset and putting a mask of tolerance, the regime aimed to diminish
the impact of its violent and barbaric attack at the students? quarters.
However, by summary imprisonments, which ensued, the clerics showed their
true intention in suppressing any aspiration for freedom.
Today, some of the most courageous sons and daughters of Iran are suffering
from the suffocating shackles of the clerical regime, in jail. My message
to the kind-hearted people of Iran, to all of those who cherish freedom
and human dignity and are concerned about the fate of these courageous
students, is to defend them in a unified voice so that we may bring their
imprisonment to a quick end.
I invite my compatriots outside of Iran, especially those of the same
generation, to set aside any of their political or ideological differences
with the aim of voicing the aspirations of our compatriots in all the international
and human rights organizations and entities, with every opportunity they
get. Along with you, I am and will do my share in shedding light on the
recent atrocities committed in Iran.
Concurrently, the judicial authorities and the law-enforcement personnel,
must keep in mind that any ill-treatment and incivility towards these courageous
students will not be concealed from the eyes of their countrymen, and those
responsible are ultimately answerable to the people of Iran.