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Iran: lawyer for journalists who covered Mahsa Amini's death arrested

2022-12-17T11:30:20.352Z


The lawyer of two Iranian journalists, imprisoned for helping to publicize the death in custody of the young Kurdish Masha Amini, has...


The lawyer of two Iranian journalists, imprisoned for helping to publicize the death in custody of young Kurdish Masha Amini, has been arrested amid protests in the country, a reform media announced on Saturday.

"

Mohammad Ali Kamfirouzi, the lawyer for several activists and journalists, was arrested on Wednesday

," the daily Ham Mihan reported.

Iran has been facing a wave of protests since the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was arrested in Tehran by morality police who accused her of breaking a strict dress code requiring women to wear the veil. women in public.

Me Kamfirouzi is the lawyer for Elaheh Mohammadi, 35, the reporter for Ham Mihan, and Niloufar Hamedi, 30, the photographer for the Shargh newspaper, detained since September.

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The Judicial Authority charged them in November with “

propaganda against the system

” and “

conspiracy against national security

” for drawing attention to the Mahsa Amini case.

The lawyer "

has not received any summons, he is being held without any legal form and the reason for his arrest remains unknown

", his defense Mohammad Ali Bagherpour told Ham Mihan.

More than 300 Iranian journalists and photojournalists criticized the authorities in an open letter at the end of October for having "

arrested [their] colleagues and deprived them of their rights

", in particular "

access to their lawyers

".

On Thursday, Mohammad Kamfirouzi, the lawyer's brother, announced that the judiciary was now "

responsible for the life and health

" of the lawyer.

According to Ham Mihan, "

25 Iranian lawyers

" have been "

arrested across the country

" since the start of the protests.

Source: lefigaro

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