Sunday, October 17, 2021

Wave of arrests of young people and Internet activists around Iran

In the past month there has been a new wave of arrests of young Iranians active on the Internet, and this wave has also reached the provinces and towns in Iran. According to the reports, at least twenty young people have been arrested to date in several different towns, including Tehran, Ilam, Mashhad and Rasht. Some have been held in local prisons for several days and then transferred to Evin Prison. They are being principally accused of Internet operations such as harming the sanctity of Islam in cyber space. Most of them are young, and some were arrested in student dorms. Others are high-profile students who were participants in the scientific Olympics.

Source: Iran Daily Brief

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