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A brave Iranian student has openly criticised the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a formal annual meeting held between the leader and various intellectuals and academic figures on Wednesday.
In this meeting which is usually a place for students from across Iran to praise the leader and to show him their devotion, a mathematics student from Sharif University of Technology and a winner of the International Mathematics Olympiad courageously rose from amongst those present and requested to speak to the leader.
The student then directly addressed the lead
Sharif University students that their classmate, Mahmoud Vahidnia, was taken away on Thursday night by Revolutionary Guard agents for questioning. His family were told he would only be detained for an hour but have still not heard from him; they have been told by other students that he is fine but cannot talk. It is also claimed that the family has been warned not to speak about the case.
The student then directly addressed the leader criticising him and the Islamic Republic for twenty minutes. His comments were followed by occasional applause and cheers from those present.Iranian state-run TV which was broadcasting live images of the meeting was forced to stop airing the programme for some time.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by budski
Look being tasered because the mayor took issue with your comments is hardly on par with a public hanging... Only here can you express your outrage at civil liberties violations... do that in some other countries (Iran comes to mind) and they do much more than violate your rights
Originally posted by janon
reply to post by budski
Is that some kind of anti-US sentiment? What makes you think US citizens agreed with the tazing of the Florida college student? We have about as much to say with what law enforcement does as do those in the UK... As a US citizens, any kind of infringement on civil liberties in any country is against my beliefs. Why are you trying to single out the US?
[edit on 31-10-2009 by janon]
it's a question of having a measured view and looking at what happens in your own back yard before condemning others for their behaviour.
For the biblical amongst us "let he who is without sin cast the first stone"