President of the Fine Arts University issues a statement to protesting students
Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
The Fine Arts University students' sit-in is now on day 5. After days of willful dereliction, the president of the university finally issued a statement that read: "The issuance of the order against 3 students has been completed via legal processes and with concise consideration of the rules; based on these, said students, prior to having presented their request for reconsideration, claiming the original order to be unwarrantable, have exploited the chance to start a riot and make trouble at the beginning of a new scholastic year...just to be defiant."
The students have been protesting the suspension of two university terms of three of their fellow classmates; over the 5-day-long sit-in, repeated efforts were made to speak with University authorities in order to properly address the problem, however, no one had come forward.
One of the protesting students said: "Not one of the University directors came to meet and dialogue with us. They even blundered by contacting our families to have them come and take us home!"