Last Update

Dec. 15, 2022

Organisation

Unknown

Gender

Male

Ethnic Group

Unknown

Religoius Group

Muslim

Province

Tehran

Occupation

Journalist

Sentence

Acquitted

Status

In prison

Institution investigating

Judiciary

Charges

Dissemination of False Information

Hossein mohamadi yazdi In prison

Hossein Mohammadi Yazdi is the editor-in-chief of the "Mobin 24" news site and the administrator of the "Iran Times" Telegram channel. His Telegram channel, which was started in 2015 and has more than 100,000 members, shares latest news from Iran and from the world. He has been summoned to the judiciary, repeatedly, for his activities on social media.

In 2020, Mojtaba Tavangar, a member of the Iranian parliament, filed a complaint against Mohammadi Yazdi, administrator of the “Iran Times” Telegram channel, Yousef Hassani Tabar, administrator of the "Se Noghte" Telegram channel, and the editor-in-chief of the "Porseshgar-e Lorestan" weekly.

The complaint was heard in the Culture and Media Court on charges of "spreading lies with the intention of disturbing public opinion."

Mohammadi Yazdi announced that the case had been referred to Branch 1060 of the Second Criminal Court in March 2021.

Ali Mojtahedzadeh, the defendant's lawyer, wrote on his Twitter account on April 28, 2021, that his clients had been acquitted by Branch 1060 of the Second Criminal Court of the judicial complex of government employees.

The reason for the accusations against the journalists was publishing some news related to Mojtaba Tavangar in their Telegram channels.
Mohammadi Yazdi has been summoned by the Cyber Police and the Prosecutor's Office several times in the past for his posts on the "Iran Times" Telegram channel.

In October 2020, he was summoned to the Culture and Media Court on charges of "disturbing public opinion and propaganda against the regime" for publishing an article about Navid Afkari, a protester in political rallies over the summer of 2018, who was eventually executed.

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