Among the most amazing events of the past year has been the courage displayed by Iranian students and some political leaders who refuse to remain silent in the face of government led brutality. A group of 98 professors at Tehran University sent a letter to
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei asked that he intercede and help to calm down the fury which is sweeping the nation. Their letter is posted on the pro-reform Greenroad web site. The professors emphasized to Khamenei that, “nighttime attacks kon defenceless student dormitories and daytime assaults on students at universities, venues of education and learning is not a sign of strength…. nor is beating up students and their mass imprisonment.”
The plea will be ignored and those who signed the document will be punished. The issue facing Iran is whether the current government can calm down the anger that is apparent among many groups in the country or whether the government will opt to use force regardless of the consequences for the people of Iran.