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Iran Protests

Female university students arrested - Report 7

For nearly four months, student groups at over 144 universities across Iran have mobilized to protest the death in custody of Mahsa Amini. The peaceful protests and sit-ins organized by university students demanding justice have been met with violence and arrest. According to reports, over 600 university students have been arrested since the start of the protests. Many students, including female students, have also faced disciplinary actions, such as academic suspension, detention, and court cases. Some student activists have already been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 2-6 years. This current report, number 7 in a series, documents the cases of 58 female university students arrested. Our first report focused on documenting the arrest of female student activists was published in October 2022.