In a joint statement published on December 2, 2016, forty-two student groups and associations demanded unconditional release of political prisoner Nargess Mohammadi who is very ill.
In protest to the Judiciary’s injustice and fraud of the officials, the statement reads in part: “How is it that the punishment for Nargess Mohammadi is more painful than the punishments given out to those who have pillaged the country’s wealth and properties, adding to the suffering and problems of our people.”
The students have also stressed, “Nargess Mohammadi paved the path of righteousness to give new life to her people and society at the expense of herself being deprived of living in this society and among her people for 16 years. Her cause is like a seed planted in our minds and we will water it to bear fruit. We, students, seek to build a future that guarantees human dignity and respect. And we demand unconditional release of Nargess Mohammadi.”
The student associations who signed this statement were from some of the most credible universities of Tehran as well as universities from all across the country including Semnan, Mazandaran, Hormuzgan, Kerman, Qazvin, Shahr-e Kurd, Birjand, Damghan, Lorestan, Lorestan, Shiraz, Zanjan, Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz, Orumiyeh, Sistan and Baluchistan, Arak, Kashan, Rafsanjan, Golestan, Ahwaz, Yasouj, Boroujen, Birjand, and Shahroud.