As scores of journalists have been arrested during the protests in Iran, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced that the Islamic Republic is determined to block all information channels.
Referring to detention of journalists in Iran, the RSF Executive Director Christian Mihr said Wednesday “It is important that the world learns about the brutality of the Iranian regime.”
He said despite the arrests and threats to journalists in Iran, they “bravely continue to do their work.”
According to the organization, since uprising against the regime in Iran, at least 55 journalists, including 16 female ones, have been arrested, and 27 of them are still behind bars.
The RSF further went on to say that 28 others were set free with large bails, but heavy prison sentences have been issued for a number of journalists.
Since the beginning of 2023, eight journalists have been arrested and four of them have been temporarily released on bail.
The Committee to Follow up on Situation of Arrested Journalists has prepared a list of these people saying at least 24 journalists are still under arrest.
Elaheh Mohammadi and Niloufar Hamedi, who published the news about the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody for the first time, are among the ones behind bars.
After their arrest, the Intelligence Organization of the Revolutionary Guard and the Ministry of Intelligence issued a joint statement accusing the two of espionage.
Source » iranintl