Iranian authorities have arrested a journalist and sentenced another to a prison term, local media reported on Sunday, in the context of the protest movement sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini.
The head of the society service of the daily Ham Mihan, Elnaz Mohammadi, was arrested on Sunday in Tehran after her summons
", indicated the reformist newspaper Shargh on its site, without further details.
Iran has been facing a wave of protests since the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, after her arrest in Tehran by morality police who accused her of breaking the strict dress code imposing the veiling for women in public.
Elnaz Mohammadi is the sister of Ham Mihan's journalist, Elaheh, detained since September in Evin prison in Tehran.
The Judicial Authority charged Elaheh Mohammadi in November with “
propaganda against the system
” and “
conspiracy against national security
” for covering the Mahsa Amini case.
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In addition, justice sentenced journalist Hossein Yazdi to one year in prison, imprisoned since December 5 in Isfahan (center), indicated Shargh.
Hossein Yazdi was the director of the political news site Mobin 24 based in this city.
The Tehran Journalists Association said in early January that more than 30 Iranian journalists remained in jail in connection with the protests.
At the end of October, more than 300 Iranian journalists and photojournalists had criticized the authorities in an open letter for having "
arrested (their) colleagues and for having deprived them of their rights
", in particular "
access to their lawyers