In a campaign speech aired live by Iran's Press TV yesterday, Iranian presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi criticized the government for what he called the adoption of a security-oriented approach in managing universities.
He told supporters at Tabriz University, in northwestern Iran, "The security of universities is important, but the security of students is more important... Within the framework of our common [Islamic] values, we declare that the government's security is important but that of the nation is more important," he added.
In harsh criticism, he added that if the government does not heed this word, it will become a police state.
Source: Press TV, Iran, May 26, 2009