#Human Rights
The Prime Minister of Australia

December 7th, is the National Student Day, named after the day in 1953, 100 days after the CIA engineered coup d’état against the legitimate government of Iranian Prime Minister, late Dr. Mosadegh.

On this ever living day of the Iranian contemporary history, armed forces of Shah invaded campus of Tehran University and fired at peaceful protesting students. Three students were shot dead during the brutal attack.

Since then, Iranian students have religiously commemorated this day in their long and painful struggle for achieving democracy for Iran, and often have been confronted by the authorities.

Since the fraudulent presidential election of June 12th 2009, Iranian universities have staged massive and vocal protests against the illegitimate government of Ahmadi Nejad.

During the last six months, the Police force, Revolutionary Guards and their generously paid militia, Basij, have shot dead a number of innocent people, arrested thousands, invaded hundreds of campuses, dormitories and houses of defiant students.
Numerous impendent academics have been expelled, several reformist newspapers and student newsletters have been banned.

Detained reformists are believed to have been tortured in an attempt to force them into TV "confessions" of a foreign-led plot against the Islamic regime.

Ahmadi Nejad has consciously defied the free will of Iranians and notoriously labeled them as "dust & dirt”.

To: The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia

Subject: Protest by Australian Government against Human Rights Violations in Iran on 7th December 2009, Iran Student Day

We, QLD Supporters of Democracy for Iran, are deeply disturbed by severity and extent of human rights violations in Iran during Iran Student Day, December 7th, 2009.

Dozens of student leaders were arrested before the Student day. On Monday thousands of Iranian students protested in 200 universities in 50 cites all over the country. There are numerous credible documents, reported by independent sources, about brutality of the Iranian riot police. They have fired live fire and tear gas towards peaceful demonstrators and have beaten and detained a number of students and academics.

These abuses are contrary to claims that Iran is a democracy, and its obligations under The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

We ask the Australian government to openly condemn these inhumane actions of the Islamic Republic of Iran and pressure them to;

* Free all the political prisoners
* Stop invading campuses and dormitories
* Stop detaining and torturing dissidents
* Stop staging illegal and shameful mass TV trials and Soviet style confessions
* Respect civil rights including freedom of expression and religious beliefs
* Stop Internet filtering and slow down

Respectfully yours

Mehran Rafiei
on behalf of
QLD Supporters of Democracy for Iran

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