Iranian authorities have arrested three feminine journalists up to now two days, native media stated Monday, amid months of protests triggered by the loss of life in custody of Mahsa Amini.
Iran has been gripped by protests for the reason that September 16. This got here on account of loss of life of Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who had been arrested by morality police for allegedly breaching the nation’s strict gown code for ladies.
Authorities say lots of of individuals, together with members of the safety forces, have been killed and 1000’s arrested throughout what they label as “riots” incited by the “enemies” of the Islamic republic.
“Previously 48 hours, not less than three feminine journalists, particularly Melika Hashemi, Saideh Shafiei and Mehrnoush Zarei, have been arrested in Tehran,” reformist newspaper Etemad quoted the Tehran journalists’ union as saying.
The paper stated the three girls had been transferred to Evin jail, the place lots of these arrested in reference to the protests are being held.
It estimated that about 80 journalists have been arrested for the reason that begin of the unrest within the nation 4 months in the past.
No particulars got on the explanations for the most recent arrests.
Shafiei is a contract journalist and novelist, whereas Zarei writes for numerous reformist publications and Hashemi works for an outlet named Shahr, based on native media.
In late October, greater than 300 Iranian journalists signed an announcement criticising the authorities for “arresting colleagues and stripping them of their civil rights”, native media stated on the time.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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