1999 UN Commission on Human Rights Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran
September 21, 1999
Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
II.The Special Representative's activities and sources
III.Freedom of expression
A. The media
B. Student protests
IV. The status of women
A. The legal system
C. Torture, or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
D. Political murders and disappearances
VI. The status of minorities
VII.Other important matters
A. The Islamic Human Rights Commission
VIII. Correspondence between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Special Representative during the period January-August 1999
II.Information on the situation of the Baha'is
III.Correspondence between the Special Representative and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the period January-August 1999
The President of the University of Tehran tenders his resignation.
12 July There are further demonstrations in Tehran and clashes with the police, leading to some arrests.
A large sit-in takes place in the university.
University faculty issue a statement that the 9 July incident "was the worst of its kind in University history".
Police and vigilantes attempt to take back control of the streets, particularly in the area around the university.
The Supreme Leader describes the occurrence of 9 July as "a bitter and unacceptable incident".
The Governor of Tehran bans all demonstrations.
At Tabriz University a student demonstration is broken up by force, resulting in injuries and arrests. At another university, following a student sit-in, the university is closed until October. The violence used in Tabriz and particularly the use of firearms by the police is only subsequently realized.
13 July Tehran riot police disperse a large group of demonstrators, some of whom regroup and engage in vandalism. Arrests ensue.
President Khatami calls the incident on 9 July "extremely bitter and intolerable", adding that student protestors had now been joined by agitators "with bad intentions".
Mainstream student leaders begin to distance themselves from the rioting of the previous two days.
14 July A large counterdemonstration is held in Tehran.
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