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Page 8-Saturday, April 21, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Appeal of Open Meetings
Act ruling still pending;
group finds extra support
By MITCH CANTOR "IT WAS A question of assessing the
Washtenaw County Coalition Against chances of (winning) an emergency
Apartheid (WCCAA) members earlier appeal," Liu added. He said the appeal
this week decided they will not press for going through the normal channels will
an emergency appeal on a recent likely go to court within a month.
judgment by Circuit Court Judge Ross Liu said the WCCAA has been contac-
Campbell stating that the University ted by many groups and individuals
may move its meetingi to another who are interested in the case, which
location in order to bar demonstrators involves the first judicial interpretation
should there be a breach of the peace. of Michigan's Open Meetings Act.
WCCAA spokesman Ted Liu Thurs- The WCCAA's attorney, Thomas
day said the group opted not to seek a O'Brien, filed the claim of appeal in the
quick decision because it thought State Court of Appeals in Lansing last
waiting would help it build up "a much Friday. The case will eventually come
more effective appeal. before three judges in that court.

Doily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
AN IRANIAN STUDENT is searched by a member of the Spartacus Youth
League defense squad as he enters the UGLI's Multipurpose Room where anti-
Khomeini activist Fatima Khalil spoke last night.
Anti-Khomeini speaker
enrages Iranian students
(Continued from Page 1)

Several Iranian students were
allowed into the meeting, but most left
before the discussion period of the
forum. Some Iranians said they were
intimidated by the marshals and felt
they could not effectively protest.
KHALIL, WHO SAID she was raised
in a Muslim household, claimed
Khomeini and other Muslim
revolutionaries are oppressing Iranian
women, homosexuals, and Iranian
minority groups.
"They (the Islamic revolutionaries)
oppose the Shah because they lost the
social power they had in Iran before,"
Khalil said.
"Of course, they have to wear the
veil," she said of many Iranian women.
"They are very scared. They have
heard stories from Koran about wht
happens if they don't wear the veil."
She said she adopted her present views
while in school. Khalil added that

Islamic women are never exposed to
such an environment.
SEVERAL IRANIAN students
present said Khalil and the other SYL
members were not aware of the true
situation in Iran. They said Khomeini is
actively supported by most Iranian
women.
K. Bearoz, who said he was barred
from the forum because the SYL feared
violence from him, claimed Khalil was
not familiar with the Koran or the
policy of Khomeini toward women. He
said the Iranians have protested the
forums in the past because they were
not invited to expres their views on
Iran.
M. Abdoiah, an Iranian student, said
many of the "freedoms" advocated by
the SYL-such as homosexual
rights-would "destroy the society."
He also said the anti-Khomeini activists
are connected with the CIA.

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