Tehran University probes dorm attacks

Iran Materials 28 June 2009 18:36 (UTC +04:00)

The University of Tehran has set up special task groups to look into attacks on student dormitories during the recent post-election unrest, an official says, Press TV reported.

Tehran was gripped with several days of violence last week after of the results of Iran's tenth presidential election were announced giving incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a landslide victory.

University dormitories were not immune from the unrest, which had led to more than a dozen deaths and injuries.

The incidents prompted the university to form an investigation committee, Deputy Director for Student Affairs Seyyed Mehdi Qamsari told Mehrnews.

"Members of the committee, which include senior university officials, professors, and representatives of student bodies ... met twice last week and decided to set up four different task groups to tackle different angles of the issue," said Qamsari.

He added that the groups would focus on releasing those students arrested during the unrest, determining the damages to university and student property, and identifying the assailants to bring them to justice.

A parliamentary representative told Mehrnews on Saturday that initial speculations that the university had authorized plain clothes to enter the ground were mistaken.

Ali Abbaspour-Tehranifard said that a special parliamentary committee had found that Tehran's security provision council had issued the permit -- a claim rejected by Tehran University dean Farhad Rahbar.