Police and plainclothes forces directly responsible for brutal abuse of students
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

BBC Persian television station aired a video clip today which was taped by the attackers of Tehran University dormitories on June 15, 2009 during the post-elections protests. The video which has been recorded by attackers themselves clearly demonstrates that police and plainclothes forces made the attack in complete coordination and brutally beat, insulted, and arrested the students.

Considering such irrefutable evidence of the responsible individuals such as police forces and their commanders, including Azizollah Rajab Zadeh, former Tehran Police Commander, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran asks the Iranian authorities the reason it has taken them eight months to find the culprits. Is it because there is no will to confront those at fault? Doesn’t this confirm the suspicion that such attacks were coordinated with the highest decision-making organizations of Iran, including intelligence and security organizations? Isn’t neglecting to confront those who committed such savagery at Tehran University and who abandoned many students with severe physical and psychological wounds, a clear violation of the law?

Commander Rajab Zadeh who was replaced by Hossein Sajedi Nia last week, was appointed to his position as Tehran Police Commander in October 2008, replacing Ahmad Reza Radan. This appointment took place after Commander Radan had been promoted to his position as Deputy Chief Commander of Police. Hossein Sajedi Nia, Azizollah Rajab Zadeh’... >>>