Journalist Niloofar Hamedi, who broke Mahsa Amini’s tale, arrested by means of Iranian government, Twitter account suspended

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Journalist Niloofar Hamedi, who broke Mahsa Amini’s tale, arrested by means of Iranian government, Twitter account suspended

On September 22, the lady journalist Niloofar Hamedi who broke the tale of Mahsa Amini’s dying, was once reportedly arrested by means of the Iranian government. Mohammed Ali Kamfirouzi, the recommend representing Hamedi, knowledgeable in regards to the arrest on social media. Hamedi works for Shargh newspaper.

In a tweet in Persian, Kamfirouzi stated, “This morning, safety brokers raided the home of my consumer Niloofar Hamedi, journalist of Shargh newspaper, arrested her, searched her area, and confiscated her assets. Any information about Niloofar Hamedi is revealed via me or her husband, Mohammad Hossein Ajarlo (Translated the usage of Google Translate).” It’s unclear what fees she would face.

Moreover, her Twitter account was once additionally suspended previous to her arrest. It’s unclear if Twitter suspended the account following a prison ask for help or as a result of reporting towards the account at the platform.

The Twitter account of journalist Niloofar Hamedi was once suspended by means of Twitter. (Supply: Twitter)

Following her arrest, Iranian safety forces commenced a crackdown towards the demonstrators angered by means of the dying of Amini around the nation.

Photojournalist arrested all over anti-state protests

Hamedi was once now not the primary journalist to get arrested by means of the government related to the case. Days prior to her arrest, an Iranian photojournalist named Yalda Moaiery was once arrested by means of the Iranian government all over the anti-state protests whilst she was once masking the agitated crowd on Hejab boulevard in downtown Tehran.

Her arrest was once showed to Dedicated to Defend a case Newshounds (CPJ) by means of her father, Gholamreza Moaiery, who informed the group that she was once detained in Qarchak jail, a female-only detention facility in Varamin, Iran.

Following the 2 arrests, CPJ’s Heart East and North Africa program coordinator member Sharif Mansour stated, “The Iranian government should needless to say they can’t cover the national protests towards the electioneering by means of imprisoning reporters. The government will have to from the meeting and unconditionally free up Yalda Meiri and forestall arbitrarily imprisoning participants of the click at this essential second for Iran.”

Demise of Mahsa Amini

A 22-year-old Iranian lady named Mahsa Amini, who fell right into a coma after she was once crushed by means of the ‘Morality Police’ for dressed in ‘incorrect hijab’, died on Friday in Tehran. Iranian media reported that Amini died in health center, quoting political resources.

Previous on Tuesday, Mahsa Amini was once declared mind useless, hours after she was once arrested by means of the ‘Morality Police’ in Tehran for “incorrect hijab”, which means that she had now not absolutely coated her hair. She was once arrested by means of the police after which crushed within the police van whilst being taken to a detention centre, dubbed as a ‘re-education elegance’ for now not conforming to the rustic’s obligatory hijab regulations.

In line with the experiences, the incident is alleged to have got took place on September 13 when Amini, a local of Saghez, Iran, had travelled to Tehran for a excitement travel. The lady was once together with her brother Kiarash on the front to the Shahid Haghani Limited-access highway when the ‘Morality Police’ arrived and arrested Amini for a one-hour ‘re-education elegance’.

Following her dying, there have got been protests in Iran. Movies of girls surfaced the place they bring to an end their hair and burn hijab as a mark of protest towards the obligatory hijab in Iran.

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