Tuesday , 22 January 2019

Iran Student Activists Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison

Iran-HRM – Three of the student activists detained during the January 2018 protests were sentenced to prison for taking part in Dec/Jan demonstrations.

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Sina Omran, a student of the German-language translation of the University of Tehran, was sentenced to a total of 8 years behind bars, along with 2 years’ imprisonment, deprivation of political activity, banning from presence in political parties and internet. Ali Mozaffari, a student of Tehran University’s anthropology, was also sentenced by Judge Salavati to a total of 8 years of imprisonment, as well as a two-year ban on expulsion and deprivation of political activity, participation in political parties, internet, media, and the press.

In yet another case a young woman who had also been arrested during Iran protests in December 2017-January 2018 has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Massoumeh Mohammadi, 23, a student residing in Fereydoon-kenar, is presently detained in the Prison of Babol, in Mazandaran Province, in northern Iran. At least 500 women were arrested in the protests that started in late December 2017 and continued into mid-January 2018. Those arrested included a large number of female students, the identities of whom have not been disclosed, yet.

According to a classified report obtained from inside the regime, 35% of those  arrested during Iran protest are students. Hossein Zolfaghari, security deputy Minister of Interior, announced that more than 90% of the detainees are juveniles and teenagers with an average age of under 25.