Iran: A large number of arrested during Iran protest are students
According to a classified report obtained from inside the regime, 35% of those recently arrested during Iran protest are students. Earlier 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.
Reports indicate that a large number of recently arrested protesters are minors, in some cases students arrested during Iran protest even without being active in protests.
Ardebil Prosecutor Nasser Atabati, said, that at a sit-in on Saturday, a number of people were arrested due of the slogans they chanted and criminal actions.
“They were 41 people (who were arrested) … six of them were under the age of 18”, he added. “Four cybercriminals, who provoked people to take part in the riots, were also arrested”, the Ardebil Prosecutor said. (Tasnim state-run News Agency – Jan. 7, 2018)
After the popular protests in Iran, at least 90 university and school students were arrested. Mahmoud Sadeghi, a member of the Education and Research Committee in the Majlis said that most of the detainees were not involved in the protests.
“The vast majority of them were arrested outside of universities and a number were arrested in their homes”, he added.
Farid Mousavi, a Tehran representative in the Majlis wrote in his twitter page in this regard.
“It was said that most of the arrests were for prevention”, he tweeted. (Roydad state-run Website – Jan. 7, 2018)
The representative of the town of Izeh said that those who were arrested in the Izeh gatherings were mostly teenagers and young people between the ages of 16 and 24.
“Many young people are unemployed in Izeh,” he added. (Ilna state-run News Agency – Jan. 7, 2018)