Journalists Elnaz Mohammadi (left) and Elaheh Mohammadi (file photo)

Journalists Elnaz (left) and Elaheh Mohammadi

Iran’s Security Forces Continue Arresting Journalists

Sunday, 02/05/2023

The Islamic Republic is still arresting journalists who reported the murder of Mahsa Amini, a young woman whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide protests.

Elnaz Mohammadi, the social service editor of Ham-Mihan newspaper has been arrested after being summoned to the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, reports from Tehran say.

Elnaz Mohammadi, is the twin sister of Elaheh Mohammadi, who was arrested on September 29 and is still behind bars.

Nilufar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi are the two journalists who reported the death of Mahsa Amini and her funeral.

Earlier, Masoud Setayeshi, Spokesman for Judiciary had said the two detained journalists are accused of “conspiracy to commit a crime against national security and propaganda against the establishment” and their case is about to be finally decided.

Elnaz Mohammadi previously wrote on the fortieth day after Amini’s death that "No reporter attended the ceremony. When people arrived at the cemetery in Saqqez, Kordestan, no media representative was there except for those who were recording the event by their cell phones.”

The pressure on the journalists, who reported Amini’s death comes as the Islamic Republic has not yet responded to the complaint filed by her family.

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