Zanian Ahmadi Niaz a students from the Azad University of Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to eight years in prison by the Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, in connection with his participation in widespread protests that started in December 2017.
The student was charged with participation in unlawful assemblies and acting against national security. He was arrested in December 2017, but he was temporarily released on bail until the court date.
Iranian authorities have increased their crackdown on students who were detained Iran’s December 2017/January 2018 protests with prison terms and restrictions on their peaceful activities.
The state security forces raided the home of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Sunday morning, where he was arrested and taken to the Branch 2 of the Revolutionary court of Rasht, northern Iran.
Youcef Nadarkhani had been sentenced to prison and internal exile however no official summons has been issued for him.
A source close to Nadarkhani’s family said, “Plain cloth agents went to Mr. Nadarkhani’s home and attempted to break down the door to enter the home. When Nadarkhani’s son opened the door, the state forces threw him to the ground using electric shocker. Then they beate Mr. Nadarkhani with electrick shocker and arrested him before his wife and child. In response to his family’s inquiry, they were told that Mr. Nadarkhani is scheduled to be transferred to Tehran’s Evin Prison.”
In early 2018, nationwide protests in Iran in over 140 cities rocked the nation, shaking the ruling dictatorship to its core, and taking the world by storm. As chimes of change ring throughout Iran a new chapter begins in the quest for freedom. The protests have gained new momentum as the Iranian people demand a Free Iran. https://herald.report/iranian-annual-gathering-2018-in-paris-june-30/
On Wednesday July 11, 2018, a crowd of angry people in Abadan gathered in protest to the lack of drinking water in front of the city’s water administration and the governor’s office. Environmental activists say that the IRGC has been exporting Karun’s water to Basra to consolidate Iran’s regional influence in the Middle Eastern countries.
Baha’i woman, Sogol Zabihi, 21 has been banned from continuing her undergraduate degree because of her Baha’i faith. The sophomore undergraduate student of graphics at Rasam University of Karaj, found that she could no longer access the university website when she intended to receive the exam entry card in June 2018. After following up with the university officials, she was informed that she cannot continue her education because she is a Baha’ii.