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Student Rights Activist Fahimeh Soltani Arrested by IRGC in Isfahan

April 8, 2024
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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intelligence agents in central Isfahan have arrested Fahimeh Soltani, a student rights activist and law student
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intelligence agents in central Isfahan have arrested Fahimeh Soltani, a student rights activist and law student

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intelligence agents in central Isfahan have arrested Fahimeh Soltani, a student rights activist and law student.

According to the HRANA news agency, Soltani was arrested on April 7 after being summoned to the intelligence department. 

She was then taken to an undisclosed location.

Soltani had previously been called to the university on April 3 to discuss her case. 

However, she did not attend as the summons arrived outside business hours. 

Following this, she was called again by phone by the intelligence department and subsequently arrested upon arrival.

This is not Soltani's first arrest. In November 2022, security forces detained her in Isfahan. 

She was released in February 2023 under the Iranian judiciary's "Amnesty" decree.

Soltani, a student activist, was also banned from studying for two semesters by the Isfahan University Disciplinary Committee in June 2023.

In recent months, Iranian security and judicial institutions have intensified pressure on student protestors. 

This includes tactics like summons, arrests, prison sentences, and even depriving students of their education in an attempt to suppress activism.

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