On Tuesday, August 24, the first session of the trial of journalist Aman Mohammad Khojamli was held.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Ulkamiz news website, the trial was held in the Gonbad Kavous Revolutionary Court, and presided over by Judge Teymouri.
According to Ahmad Moradpour, Mr. Khojamli’s lawyer, the journalist was charged with “establishing and running a Telegram social media channel with the intention of disrupting national security”.
Mr. Khojamli was arrested by security forces on Jun 23 and released on a bail from Gonbad Kavous Prison 12 days later.
Previously, Mr. Khojamli was sentenced to pay a fine of 4 million tomans by Branch 102 of Gonbad Kavous court in August 2020 for “publishing lies”. This sentence was reduced to a fine of 2 million tomans after appeal.