Kurdistan University under Military Siege
A student killed and three wounded
24 June 2003

According to the Press release issued by the Kurdistan Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran on 24 June 2003, Kurdistan University has been surrounded and occupied by the Islamic Republic's troops. The University has been cordoned off to prevent people from joining the protesting students. Anyone trying to enter the area is arrested. The students have been trapped. The Islamic regime has brought in fresh troops from other cities of Hamadan and Kermanshah. During today's protest and confrontations, a student has been killed, three wounded, and 140 students have been arrested. More than half of the university has been burnt down and the Bank of Trade situated in the University Campus had been completely razed to the ground. Several universities in Kurdistan including the Free and Payamnoor University have declared their solidarity with the protesters.

The Worker-communist Party of Iran has called on the people of Sanandaj to rush to the help of the students and break the military ring around them. The WPI has stated that the Islamic Republic should not be allowed to defeat the students.