Journalist Saeedeh Shafiee Arrested

On January 22, security forces arrested journalist Saeedeh Shafiee at her home in Tehran and took her to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on January 22, 2023, writer and journalist Saeedeh Shafiee was arrested.

Breaking this news, Shafiee’s husband, Hassan Homayoun stated: “My wife was arrested at our home, we are deeply concerned about her health condition.”
The reason for Shafiee’s arrest, her whereabouts, and the security institution responsible for her arrest are still unknown.
On the same day, another journalist Mehrnoosh Zarei Hanzaki was also arrested in Tehran and detained in Evin prison.

According to data collected by HRANA, at least 79 journalists and media practitioners have been arrested since the beginning of nationwide protests on September 17.