Sahra Rezaei, a scholar who was finding out journalism at Allameh Tabataba’i College within the nation’s capital metropolis, Tehran, vanished throughout scholar protests on October 26.
Chatting with The PIE, Faryad Kargar, who runs a weblog documenting all those that have been allegedly taken, arrested or gone lacking within the present unrest, relayed a message from a pal of Sahra’s.
“Sahra was on tutorial go away this semester – throughout a name from the college, she was instructed to go to the college to get her passport. Sahra went to school and from there she had her final telephone name along with her household [before she went missing],” the message mentioned.
“At 12 o’clock within the afternoon, her telephone was turned off, and at round 1:30 within the morning, a silent name was made to her brother with Sahra’s telephone – a name that worries his household essentially the most,” it continued.
The household additionally mentioned that Sahra has coronary heart illness, and desires her medicine – subsequently additionally being away this lengthy means her life is at risk.
One Afghan newspaper has mentioned that she is “most likely within the custody of Iran’s safety companies”.
Though stories have diverse throughout the media, growing numbers of individuals have joined protests for the reason that loss of life of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was killed by Iran’s so-called morality police for not appropriately sporting a hijab.
The household has additionally claimed that the day Sahra went lacking, a authorities spokesperson gave a speech on the college – and that the college won’t examine cameras from the day, in addition to “threatening the household”.
“I need to say that the college authorities don’t even enable household and buddies of Sahra to enter the college to inquire,” the pal relayed.
An activist who needs to stay nameless additionally spoke to The PIE, saying that Sahra will not be the one Afghan nationwide to go lacking in Iran because of the protests.
“Greater than 500 individuals have been killed in Iran in these two months, 70 of whom have been youngsters below the age of 18, and 5 Afghan immigrants have been amongst them,” they mentioned.
The protests in Iran are persevering with, each in Iran and overseas – worldwide college students in Calgary took to the streets on November 18 to protest the regime’s atrocities in the direction of “girls, teenagers and kids” particularly.
Gamers of the Iranian soccer staff who’re representing the nation on the FIFA world cup in Qatar additionally fell silent in protest throughout their nationwide anthem earlier than their match towards England on November 21.