TEHRAN:- A 21-year-old student in Iran has been sentenced to seven years in prison for taking part in university protests, her lawyer and Iranian media said on Monday. Parisa Rafei, an arts student at the University of Tehran, was convicted of "assembly with the intention of acting against national security, propaganda against the system and disrupting public order", according to reformist newspaper Shargh. Her lawyer, Saeed Khalili, described the sentencing as "unfair and unreasonable" on Twitter. He was also quoted by Shargh as saying: "In my view, none of these charges are logical or a legally sufficient reason to indicate that she has committed a crime.

Khalili said the alleged crimes were focused on a student union demonstration in early December over issues such as dormitory opening hours.