Journalism Student Missing For Month After Anti-Government Protest

A journalism student has been missing for more than a month after she vanished during an anti-government protest on a university campus in Iran.

Sahra Rezaei poses in an undated photo. Sahra Rezaei, an Afghan journalism student at Allameh University, allegedly disappeared in October 2022. (Newsflash)

Sahra Rezaei- an Afghan journalism student at Allameh University, in Tehran – disappeared in October, according to independent Iranian media.

Sahra vanished from the university campus shortly after contacting her family in Afghanistan.

Reza Shafakhah, a lawyer representing the student’s family, said: “My client Sahra Rezaei’s family has no news of their daughter, despite filing a missing person report and following up through the hospitals and prisons.”

Sahra reportedly suffers from a heart condition, with local media reporting that if she is under arrest, her life could be in danger.

Iranian forces have been cracking down on waves of civil disorder following the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, who was on a visit to Tehran when she was arrested by morality police, accused of violating hijab rules on 13th September.

She was allegedly beaten while in custody and spent the following days in a coma in the hospital before succumbing in the ICU on 16th September.

Sahra Rezaei poses in an undated photo. Sahra Rezaei, an Afghan journalism student at Allameh University, allegedly disappeared in October 2022. (Newsflash)

The clinic where she was treated said in a now-deleted social media post that she had been admitted brain-dead.

Alleged medical scans of her skull leaked by hackers showed that she had suffered bone fractures, haemorrhages, and brain oedema.

Independent Iranian media have claimed that Mahsa’s medical records showing her history of heart disease were faked by the Iranian government.

Numbers differ regarding how many people have been killed since the protests began.

The ongoing protests in Iran have killed at least 419 people, including 51 children, and injured at least 1,160, according to independent estimates.

It is also understood that more than 17,500 people have been arrested so far.

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