Kurdish Journalist and Social Activist Rearrested by Iranian Security Forces

09 April 2024 17:21

Hengaw – Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Mustafa Hamdi, a journalist and social media activist from Saqqez, Kurdistan (Sanandaj) province, has once again been detained by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Due to his history in journalism and activism, Hamdi has endured detention and interrogation in the past.

According to reports received by the Hengaw Human Rights Organization, on Sunday, April 7, 2024, Mustafa Hamdi, the administrator of the "Porsman" Telegram channel in Saqqez, was detained by state intelligence forces in the Milad Hall of this city.

According to an informed source, Mustafa Hamdi's arrest was made on charges of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran," and he has been transferred to an undisclosed location.

In August 2021, Mustafa Hamdi had been sentenced by the Revolutionary Court of Saqqez to a total of 2 years in prison, with sixteen months of this sentence declared executable.

Previously, in October 2020, following a complaint by the former mayor of Saqqez, Mustafa Hamdi, along with four other media activists, were summoned and interrogated on charges of “spreading lies.”

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