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University students among those arrested in Iran.

Image Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP

Protests in Iran which erupted on December 28th over economic problems, have died down. These protests resulted in at least 20 deaths and thousands of arrests. Among those arrested are 90 university students, who according to Mahmoud Sadegh, an Iranian Lawyer who spoke on Iranian Students’ News Agency, are innocent.

The vice president of Tehran University, said that a committee has been formed specifically to find the arrested students.  According to Farid Mousavi, an Iranian politician, the arrests were a preventive measure and the students will be soon released.

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