Jailed Journalists Elaheh Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi Indicted on Multiple Charges

Jailed Reporters Elaheh Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi Indicted for Multiple Charges

The Iranian Judiciary’s spokesperson has announced that detained journalists Elaheh Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi have been indicted on various charges. Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court will be handling their cases.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the judiciary’s news agency, Mizan, reporters Elaheh Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi were indicted on “collaboration with an adversary country, assembly and collusion against national security and propaganda against the regime.”

Masoud Setayeshi, the Judiciary’s spokesperson, stated that their indictment was issued on April 17, 2023, and their cases were referred to Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court.

Hamedi, a reporter for the daily newspaper Shargh, was arrested at her residence in Tehran by security forces on September 22, 2022. She was the first journalist to publish a picture of Mahsa Amini in a coma. In December 2022, she was transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin.

Mohammadi, a reporter for the daily newspaper Ham-Mihan, was arrested on September 29, 2022, after traveling to Saqqez and reporting on the funeral of Mahsa Amini.

About the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.

 

 

 

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