Jailed Journalist Hengameh Shahidi to Rouhani: “There is no justice in Iran’s justice system”
Reformist journalist, activist and university teacher Hengameh Shahidi was arrested on March 9. Anticipating her arrest, she wrote to President Hassan Rouhani, calling on him to speak out against the injustices rife in Iran's political and justice systems. She has been on hunger strike since her arrest.
Prominent Politician Demands Answers on Arrests
Following the arrests of Ali Ahmadnia, the administrator of the Telegram channel Eslahat (“Reform”) News, and other reformist journalists in recent days, Iranian parliament’s Deputy Speaker Ali Motahari lashed out at the head of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, demanding that he be called in for questioning. He also questioned the recent arrest of journalist Ehsan Mazandarani.