35% of Detainees of Nationwide Uprising Are Students and 90% Are Under 25 Years of Age
Iran Uprising -No. 41
Call for immediate action by international assemblies to release all detainees
According to a classified report obtained from inside the regime, 35% of those arrested during the uprising of the Iranian people are students. Earlier, IRGC brigadier 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 (state media – January 1st).
Meanwhile, Mohammad Sadeghi, a member of the Committee on Education and Research of the Majlis, reported that 90 university students had been arrested, and said, “there is no accurate information on the number of detainees and that the number of detainees may be higher.”
At a closed session of the Majlis on Sunday, January 7th, a number of parliamentarians called on the Ministry of Intelligence to pursue the status of detained students and submit their final report to the National Security Commission of the Parliament.
Iranian Resistance calls on all international authorities advocating human rights, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, the Working Groups on the Arbitrary Arrests and Enforced Disappearances, the Rapporteur on Torture, and all unions and syndicates of students and youth to take urgent and effective action for the prompt and unconditional release of the detainees, especially the students.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 7, 2018