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Page 8-Wednesday, July 9, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Trial for hostages wins support

By The Associated Press
The idea of putting the American.
hostages on trial as spies is winning
strong support among some influential
members of the Iranian Parliament,
the body that may soon make a decision
on their fate, a Tehran newspaper
reported yesterday after conducting in-
terviews with two dozen legislators.
In another development, Iranian of-
ficials fired 131 women civil servants
from their jobs with the police and
military because they balked at
wearing traditional Islamic dress.
MANY WOMEN working in gover-
nment offices have objected to deman-
ds by Iranian revolutionary leaders
that they abandon their Western-style
outfits and begin wearing the head-to-
toe chador veil or similar traditional
Islamic clothing. The Iranian
prosecutor-general had set yesterday
as a deadline for the change in war-
The Tehran newspaper Ettelat repor-
ted it interviewed 23 members of
Parliament, some of whom are influen-
tial leaders of the revolution and of the
Islamic Republican Party, which con-
trols the new Parliament.
Many want spy trials for the 53
Americans, who spent their 248th day in
captivity yesterday, the newspaper
"THEY SHOULD be all tried, not as .
individuals who committed crimes but
as a group who helped the shah's
regime oppress the masses," the paper
quoted deputy Hassan Youssefi
Eshkevari as saying.--
"They are spies, not hostages," said
deputy Mohamad Hadi Ab Khodai.

Said representative Abdolmajid
Dialemeh, "We should ask the pope to
send observers for the trial."
REVOLUTIONARY leader Ayatollah
Ruholla Khomeini has said Parliament
will decide the fate of the hostages after
it selects a prime minister. There have
been conflicting reports on when this
will happen, but it is expected no earlier
than late July.
The Tehran newspaper Donyay Iran
said yesterday that Parliament would
not debate the hostage question until
October, but the report was not other-
wise confirmed.

Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-
Sadr, who has been at odds with the
powerful Islamic Republican Party,
opposes spy trials. An economist by
training, Bani-Sadr says the hostage
issue is distracting Iranians from the
country's domestic troubles.
IN RELATED developments yester-
day, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt
paid an unannounced visit to the
deposed Shah of Iran at Maadi military
hospital and was told the ex-monarch's
condition was gradually improving,
Egypt's official Middle East News
Agency reported.

It was Sadat's second call on the can-
cer-stricken Mohammad Reza
Pahlavi since his hospitalization 12
days ago.
Sadat has been in the Mediterranean
city of Alexandria since June 10. He fir-
styvisited Pahlavi soon after he entered
the hospital, when the Iranian exile was
said to be in "very critical condition."
The news agency, confirming an
earlier report by a presidential source
that Sadat had again stopped by the
hospital, said the president talked with
doctors who "reassured" him that
Pahlavi's condition was "gradually


'U' counsel hits gripe board role

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to overturn a decision of the dean,"
Vercruysse said, so an appeal should
logically proceed to the vice-president,
who does have that power. '
Marwil, who was dropped from the
University faculty when his final two-
year contract expired May 31, 1979,
contends the termination of his appoin-
tment resulted in five violations of his
rights: a deprivation of liberty or
property withdut due process of law,
abridgement of his freedom of speech,
interference with' his contractual
relationship with the University, denial
of equal protection under the law, and
breach of contract.
Allegations of some of these
violations stem from conflicts and
arguments Marwil had with
Humanities Dept. Chairman J.C.

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Mathes, who, along with Engineering
Profs. Ralph Loomis and Dwight
Stevenson, is a defendant in the trial.
THE UNIVERSITY contends Mar-
wil's termination was not inconsistent
with University policy, and will present
its defense following Marwil's presen-
During his testimony yesterday,
Marwil said he had been given an ex-
pectation of a tenure review when his
contract was renewed in 1977 for two
years. He said Mathes had told him the
contract had been renewed "to further
develop your case for tenure and
possible promotion at a later date."
After a series of department faculty
meetings in February and March, 1978
in which Marwil favored new criteria
for hiring new faculty members -
meetings which Marwil described
Monday as "long, difficult, and angry"
- Marwil said Mathes andthe ad-
ministrative committee initiated at-
tempts to terminate his contract.
MARWIL CHARGES the efforts to
terminate him - including a special
appointment review conducted by the
administrative committee - were un-
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The former assistant' professor
described the appeals he made after he
was informed on May 19, 1978 that the
department administrative committee
had decided his appointment would be
allowed to expire the next year without
a tenure review. On the day he received
the letter informing him of the commit-
tee's decision, Marwil said, Mathes told
him "it wouldn't make any difference
(in the final outcome of the case) if you
appeal the decision," but was interrup-
ted by Loomis, who interjected that
Marwil did havea right to an appeal.
Marwil said that following a hearing
that affirmed the department's
decision conducted by the college
executive committee, then-Dean
Ragone told him it would be unwise to
pursue any further appeals.
MARWIL DID appeal - to SARC -
and after Ragone's decision to reject
the SARC opinion, Marwil approached'
then-Vice-President Shapiro. Shapiro
directed the department ad-
ministrative committee to again review
the question of reappointing Marwil.
The department committee reAffirmed
its earlier decision not to reappoint and
the College executive committee again
affirmed the department's decision on
May 14, 1979.
The chairman of the faculty Senate
Advisory Committee on University Af-
fairs - the faculty Senate Assembly's
executive committee - urged the
Regents last summer to order a tenure
review for Marwil, but the Regents
declined to intervene. Marwil filed suit
in late August, 1979.
Vercruysse, in a series of objections
during Marwil's testimony, argued not
only that discussion of the SARC
decision was irrelevant, but also that
Marwil, as an untenured professor, was
not qualified to testify about tenure
review procedures.
Vercrussye said only those depar-
tment chairmen and.administrators
who have power to make decisions are
qualified to testify about the importan-
ce of tenure reviews.
Vercruysse's cross-examination of
Marwil, begun late in the trial yester-
day, will continue today.
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