Tehran: Elaha Mohammadi and Nilofar Hamidi, two journalists, have collectively been sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison

Tehran: Elaha Mohammadi and Nilofar Hamidi, two journalists, have collectively been sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison

17:43 - 22 October 2023

 

Hengaw: Sunday, October 22, 2023

Elaha Mohammadi, a journalist for “HamMaihan,” and Nilofar Hamidi, a journalist with “Sharq” newspaper, who are currently detained at Evin prison, received their sentences from the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to reports obtained by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Nilofar Hamidi was recently convicted of several charges. She received a 7-year prison sentence for “collaboration with the hostile country of the United States.” Additionally, she was sentenced to five years for “assembly and collusion against the security of the country” and an additional year for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran” by the 15th branch of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Salvati.

In the same court, Elaha Mohammadi was handed a six-year prison sentence for “cooperation with the hostile country of the United States,” five years for “assembly and collusion against the security of the country,” and one year for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

According to the Consolidation Law, six years of imprisonment, and for Nilofar Hamidi, seven years of their highest punishment of imprisonment would be applicable.

Furthermore, as part of their punishment, these two journalists have also been banned from participating in political parties, groups, or activities in cyberspace, the media, and the press for two years.

It’s important to note that Nilofar Hamidi initially published photographs of Jina Amini in the hospital in the “Sharq” newspaper. In Saqqez, Elaha Mohammadi prepared and published a report on the death of Jina Amini. Both journalists were arrested at the onset of the (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi) Women, Life, Freedom movement last year and have remained in Evin prison since.