90 Students Arrested in Iran as Protests Continue

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

According to BBC Persian, the number of students detained has risen to 90 as protests continue in Iran. At least fourteen were arrested immediately after the publication of a letter and statement by the Councils of the Students Union that demanded the release of all students placed behind bars during the recent antiregime protests.

The letter was addressed to Mansour Gholami, the minister of Science, Research, and Technology (MSRT) and was circulated on social media on which most of the Councils have bitterly criticized the heavy-handed reaction of security forces to the peaceful demonstrations. The letter also presented a list of the students arrested recently.