Kurdish Student Arrested for Criticizing Qassem Soleimani's Death Ceremony

Amir Rahpaikar, a student hailing from Marivan and enrolled in the

08 January 2024 23:17


Hengaw: Monday, January 9, 2024

Amir Rahpaikar, a student hailing from Marivan and enrolled in the Isfahan University of Technology, has been apprehended by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. His arrest is linked to his critical remarks concerning the commemoration of Qassem Soleimani's death. In recent days, at least two other students faced arrest on charges of "insulting Qassem Soleimani."

According to a report obtained by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Saturday, January 6, 2024, 22-year-old Amir Rahpaikar, a Kurdish student pursuing chemical engineering at Isfahan University of Technology, was taken into custody by the IRGC's intelligence department.

According to informed sources, following his arrest in Isfahan, Amir Rahpaikar was transferred to the city's central prison by the security forces and is currently being denied basic rights, including access to legal representation and visitation.

Previously, a minimum of two other students faced similar charges and arrests by the security forces. The identities of these students have been confirmed as Sorna Alipour, a student at Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, and Mehdi Saadati, a final-year pharmacy student at Yazd Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd.

Simultaneously with their arrests, these students have been barred from attending classes by the university's security, pending further notice.

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