'Harassed' Iran student arrested

A female student in the Iranian city of Zanjan who alleged she was sexually harassed by a senior male lecturer - triggering a massive demonstration by her fellow students - has herself been arrested.

The nature of the charge against the woman - who said she was molested by the vice-chancellor of the university - is unclear, but the local prosecutor is reported to have said that publicising certain crimes is worse than the crimes themselves.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7466514.stm

Reporters have quoted the prosecutor saying people should be aware that if they go ahead and publicise crime there will be no more security in society.

Is this prosecutor worried about social unrest which the government can not control?

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