Last Update

Oct. 27, 2020

Organisation

Unknown

Gender

Female

Ethnic Group

Arab

Religoius Group

Other

Province

Khuzestan

Occupation

Journalist

Sentence

Temporary detention

Status

In prison

Institution investigating

Judiciary

Charges

Acting against National Security

Mehrnoosh Tafian In prison

Mehrnoosh Tafian is a media activist from Andimeshk, Khuzestan province. Most of her media activism concerns environmental and labor issues and the marginalized people of the Khuzestan. Some of Tafian's reports have been published by the Mehr News Agency and the Asr-e Jonoob news website.

Tafian was informed of a summons against her by the Prosecutor's Office of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, on October 25, 2020.

In accordance with these summons, Tafian appeared in Branch 13 of the Prosecutor's Office of Ahvaz on November 1, 2020, to defend herself against the charges filed against her. However, when she reported to the branch of court she was detained by security agents.

Mehrnoosh Tafian posted a picture of her court summons on her Twitter page on October 31, 2020, and wrote: “Wish me luck, my first court hearings is tomorrow! I don’t know what is supposed to happen or what the charges against me are. I also wonder to myself, why me? I wanted nothing more than to see a little justice! No matter how hard it is for you to see and keep your mouth shut, you too can open your mouth!"

 

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