An Iranian journalist working for the reformist daily Shargh was arrested on Sunday, the newspaper announced, Wednesday, November 30, amid protests that have continued since mid-September.
Iran is the scene of a protest movement sparked by the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian Kurd arrested three days earlier by the morality police, who accused her of having violated the dress code of the Republic. Islam, which notably imposes the wearing of the veil in public.
“Agents arrested Nastaran Farokheh on Sunday (…) at his home, confiscated his mobile phone and those of his family members, as well as his computer “said the daily.
Thousands of people arrested
Dozens of people, mainly protesters, but also members of the security forces, have been killed since the start of the protest. Thousands of people, including journalists, were also arrested during the demonstrations, generally described as“riots” by the authorities.
The Reform Daily Sazandegi reported at the end of October that “more than twenty journalists were still in detention”, especially in Tehran, but also in other cities. Several others have been summoned by the authorities, the newspaper adds.
The economic newspaper Jahan-e Sanat was closed last week for making accusations against the security forces, the judicial authority announced.
More than 2,000 people have been charged, half of them in Tehran, since the start of the protests, according to official figures provided by Iranian justice.