The Iranian student organization, Advar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat has announced its support of the “leader of the Green Movement” and the Bahman 25 demonstrations slated for Monday.
In a statement on Kaleme website, the group urges the government to confirm its support for the recent popular uprisings in the Arab countries by allowing the Bahman 25 rally to be carried out calmly and peacefully.
MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, Iran’s opposition leaders, have called on their supporters to join Monday’s march to show Iranian solidarity with recent revolts in Egypt and Tunisia. The leaders applied to the ministry of the interior for a permit that would allow the demonstration to proceed peacefully.
The reformist party, Islamic Iran Participation Front has announced its support of Monday’s rally, along with several other groups, such as the Grieving Mothers, representing the families of the victims of state violence in the post- election protests, the Society of Seminarians and Researchers of Qom and several other student organizations.
Today deputy interior minister, Mehdi Alikhani Sadr announced his ministry will not issue a permit for the February 14 march.
He said, “These elements are aware of the illegality of their request and they know that they will not receive a permit to create disturbances.”
However, a spokesman for Mehdi Karroubi’s National Trust Party announced that, according to the Article 27 of the constitution, a peaceful march does not require a permit.