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Demonstrators in Tehran today (RFE/RL) July 9, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Six members of Iran's largest reformist student group have been detained in Tehran, Radio Farda reported.

The activists, from the Office to Consolidate Unity (DTV), were staging a picket today in front of the capital's Polytechnic University to protest the continued imprisonment of eight of their colleagues.

They were also marking the eighth anniversary of an attack by police forces and vigilantes against a university dormitory in Tehran.

One DTV member told Radio Farda that it looks as if there will be no media "in the future" to report the "injustices being perpetrated on political and civil activists." He said civil institutions are undergoing "difficult days" in Iran and the state of the media is more difficult as media report on rights violations in Iran.

(with material from advarNews.com, Student Committee of Human Rights Reporters)
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