Sahar Salehian is arrested, others are deprived of education
With the beginning of the new academic year in Iran, the clerical regime has continued to arrest and suspend Iranian student activists. On the first day of school, security forces arrested Sahar Salehian, a student activist in Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan. Sahar Salehian studies nursing at the University of Medical Sciences of Kurdistan.
Sahar Salehian was arrested on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at her home in Saqqez and transferred to an undisclosed location.
Shaqayeq Akbari, a Ph.D. student of Sociology at the Teachers’ Training University of Tehran, has been suspended for two semesters (12 months). Ms. Akbari was informed on September 23, the first day of the new academic year, that the Revision Committee had upheld the ruling.
She had been suspended since last December, her student card was inactivated, and her access to the student education site was blocked. Therefore, she could not elect her courses.
In the meantime, Zahra Rahimi, a chemistry student at the University of Yazd, had been ordered to relocate to the University of Kerman by the Ministry of Science’s Disciplinary Committee. Later, when she accessed her educational website, she saw the term “expelled” in her latest educational status.
In another development, eight female students of the University of Damghan who had been suspended for a semester last February, have not been allowed to continue their education despite the termination of their suspension period. Bahareh Davani, Parizad Esmaili, Mahsa Soltani, Mobina Yaqubzadeh, Melika Ahmadian, Setareh Sabokru, Reyhaneh Nikouii, and Reyhaneh Khosravi are the students who have been deprived of education by the disciplinary committee of their university.