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Mass Arrest of Iran's Protesting Students

October 2, 2022
IranWire
2 min read
Students stage a sit-in at Sharif University as large numbers of students were detained yesterday in ongoing protests across Iran
Students stage a sit-in at Sharif University as large numbers of students were detained yesterday in ongoing protests across Iran
Fatemeh Rashidi Aberghani, a student of English literature at Al-Zahra University in Tehran, was arrested by security forces near Revolution Square
Fatemeh Rashidi Aberghani, a student of English literature at Al-Zahra University in Tehran, was arrested by security forces near Revolution Square
Morteza Ghanbari, a psychology undergraduate and member of the Free Thought Association of the Psychology Faculty of Allameh Tabatabai University, was arrested on September 29 in Shariati Street
Morteza Ghanbari, a psychology undergraduate and member of the Free Thought Association of the Psychology Faculty of Allameh Tabatabai University, was arrested on September 29 in Shariati Street

Saturday, October 1 was another day of widespread protests across Iran. Social media videos show violent confrontations between students and the security forces. There are reports that a large number of students were arrested and detained.

At the University of Science and Technology, demonstrating students were attacked by Basiji forces with sticks, according to the United Council of Students.

The council’s Telegram channel reported the arrest near Revolution Square of Fatemeh Rashidi Aberghani, a student of English literature at Al-Zahra University, by security forces.

It also said that Mohammad Reza Masoudi, a student at the Islamic Revolution College, was arrested by the security forces at noon in front of Tehran University.

Mass Arrest of Iran's Protesting Students

Reza Kianipour, a medical student of the University of Tehran, was arrested at the Faculty of Medicine on Poursina Street and taken to an unknown place.

Mass Arrest of Iran's Protesting Students

Helia Karimnejad, a biology student of Kharazmi University, was also arrested and transferred to an unknown place.

Mass Arrest of Iran's Protesting Students

The arrest of students has gathered pace in recent days, according to the United Council of Students.

It reported via Telegram that Mohammad Hossein Shoaei, a political science undergraduate student at Allameh Tabatabai University, and Morteza Ghanbari, a psychology undergraduate student and member of the Free Thought Association of the Psychology Faculty of Allameh Tabatabai University, were both arrested on Thursday, September 29, in Shariati Street by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and taken to Evin Prison.

Zahrayas Moeini, a political science undergraduate student and member of the Free Thought Association of Allameh Tabatabai University's Law and Political Sciences Faculty, who was also arrested on Thursday in Shariati Street, was released on bail today.

Former student activist Milad Shomali, the former secretary of the Culture and Civilization Association of Noshirvani University of Babol, continues to be held in detention, a week after he was arrested by the security forces in Sari.

The student council's Telegram channel reported that not only is there no reliable information about his whereabouts, but in the last five days, his access to a phone has also been denied.

In response to his family's appeal, the prosecutor's office announced the extension of his detention for a further ten days.

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