Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Cameras installed around universities in order to tighten control over students

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzzi.
ISNA, the regime-run news agency reports that now cameras are being installed in universities in order to control the students. The first wave started from the Teachers Training College of Tehran (Pardeess Karadj), which has led to a surge of protests by the students themselves.

The college authorities irreverently commented: "Installing these cameras in certain sectors and public areas are meant to operate as an electronic eye and surveils the building, the gates and several of the key spaces of the university; without these our expenses would increase as the money would have to be paid to guards in order to monitor those posts. We did not however install cameras in dorms and the students rooms."