Journalist and Activist Targeted for Women's Rights Work
Journalist Molood Hajizadeh, who regularly reports on women's rights, was arrested on July 15. She was released a day later. Hajizadeh, who was jailed in 2018 in connection with a planned rally to mark International Women’s Day, had been summoned to Even Prison’s prosecutor’s office to settle bail. But when she arrived at the office, she was again arrested.
Judge Insults Journalist and Orders his Arrest
Prominent reformist journalist Masoud Kazemi was arrested on Wednesday, May 22 after appearing in court at Branch 28 of Iran’s Revolutionary Court.
The former editor-in-chief of the monthly Seda-ye Parsi (“Persian Voice”), who has been regularly targeted by authorities, faced fresh charges in an ongoing case brought against him. He has been charged with "endangering national security" and participating in an "illegal gathering."