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Iranian Student Protester Handed Three-Year Prison Term

December 29, 2022
1 min read
Iranian Student Protester Handed Three-Year Prison Term

An Iranian court has sentenced a student in civil engineering to three years in prison for his participation in an anti-government rally.

Shahab Bayat was arrested in the central city of Hamedan on October 31 and the branch 102 of the city’s Revolutionary Court charged him with "acting against national security," Iran Prisons Atlas website reported on December 29.

Students have been at the forefront of nationwide protests sparked by the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police.

The Islamic Republic has responded to the protest movement, one of the most serious challenges to the theocracy installed by the 1979 Islamic Revolution, with brutal force that human rights groups say has left nearly 500 people dead.

More than 18,000 people have reportedly been arrested, and at least 100 are currently at risk of execution or facing death penalty charges, according to one human rights group, in addition to two young men hanged earlier this month.

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