Iran college asks Bush to speak
Earlier this week, on his return from New York, President Ahmadinejad was due to speak at Tehran University.

Students there wrote him a letter asking about the academic freedoms he had described to his New York audience. They complained about arrests of students and staff members and what they said were the appalling punishments handed out to critics of the president.

They asked to be allowed to meet Mr Ahmadinejad and when they received no reply, they threatened to stage a protest outside the hall, says John Leyne, a BBC correspondent in Tehran.

Shortly afterwards President Ahmadinejad cancelled his visit, though his office said it was because of the current religious festival being celebrated in Iran, our correspondent says.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: