Azade Vazifedoost, a student from the open university of Saveh, was killed when men riding on motorcycles grabbed hold of her veil and dragged her along the street, causing fatal head injuries. It is widely believed that the motorists were operating for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security services attempting to punish those deemed improperly veiled.

On Thursday 27 October 2005 despite security forces’ efforts to block protests, more than three thousand outraged students took to the streets and blocked the roads for two hours to protest against the compulsory Islamic veil and demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the criminals involved.

Women have always been the first target of the Islamic regime. With the coming to power of Ahmadinejad, the pressure on women has increased. Female students are required to wear their veil in the manner proscribed by the regime; further segregation of the sexes in universities and work places are being instituted.

The Worker-communist Party of Iran has organised a campaign in support of people’s demands for the abolition of compulsory veiling and sexual apartheid in Iran.

Join this campaign! Write letters of protest:

– Holding accountable and condemning the Islamic regime of Iran for killing Azade Vazifedoost

– Demanding the prosecution of Azade’s murderers

– Supporting the Iranian people’s demands for the abolition of sexual apartheid and compulsory veiling.

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