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missing int’l student’s “life is in danger”


Sahra Rezaei, a scholar who was learning journalism at Allameh Tabataba’i College within the nation’s capital metropolis, Tehran, vanished throughout scholar protests on October 26.

Talking to 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 buddy of Sahra’s.

“Sahra was on tutorial depart this semester – throughout a name from the school, she was advised to go to the college to get her passport. Sahra went to school and from there she had her final telephone name together with her household [before she went missing],” the message stated.

“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 probably the most,” it continued.

The household additionally stated that Sahra has coronary heart illness, and wishes her medicine – subsequently additionally being away this lengthy means her life is in peril.

One Afghan newspaper has stated that she is “most likely within the custody of Iran’s safety businesses”.

Sahra Rezaei

Though reviews have various throughout the media, rising numbers of individuals have joined protests for the reason that dying 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 is not going to test cameras from the day, in addition to “threatening the household”.

“I have to say that the college authorities don’t even permit household and associates of Sahra to enter the college to inquire,” the buddy relayed.

An activist who needs to stay nameless additionally spoke to The PIE, saying that Sahra is just not the one Afghan nationwide to go lacking in Iran because of the protests.

“Greater than 500 individuals had been killed in Iran in these two months, 70 of whom had been youngsters below the age of 18, and 5 Afghan immigrants had been amongst them,” they stated.

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 “ladies, teenagers and youngsters” particularly.

Gamers of the Iranian soccer group 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 in opposition to England on November 21.

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