A female student at the Bahonar University of Kerman was stabbed for not observing the mandatory hijab.
On Saturday, May 27, 2023, a video of a female student being stabbed on the campus of Kerman University circulated on social media.
A member of Basij stabbed a female student with four strikes, causing severe injuries. She is currently hospitalized in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
Increase in violence against students
On April 29, 2023, the students of Soore University in Tehran encountered an individual who attacked the students and intimidated them with a machete outside the campus. The university’s security did not take any action to protect the students.
Additionally, on Tuesday, May 30, students of the Electrical Engineering Department at Khajeh Nasir University gathered in protest against the disrespectful and oppressive actions of the department’s supervisor and the denial of facilities to the students.
During this gathering, the students were subjected to physical assault by the head of physical security. Additionally, the department supervisor refuses to address the concerns of the students.
On Friday, June 2, 2023, the university security at Chamran University in Ahvaz assaulted one of the students after a football match. They then forced him into a car and transferred him to an unknown location.
This incident occurred while none of the witnesses could determine the exact reason for this violent behavior and the abduction of the student.
It is said that a few days before this incident, there was a confrontation between the university security and the students regarding the exit from one of the gates leading to the girls’ dormitory. After the area was deserted, the security attacked one of the students.
No precise information is available about the detained student’s current situation.
After the 2022-2023 Iran protests, in which university students played an active role, the increase in budget and the recruitment of personnel in university security became a top priority for university administrators. Despite significant budget allocations to security, plain clothes agents are now patrolling university campuses, taking photos of students, engaging with them, and the security personnel does not accept responsibility for their actions.