Kurdish Journalist, Iraj Mohammadzadeh, Sentenced to Two Years in Prison by Iranian Judiciary

25 May 2024 16:01

Hengaw; Saturday, May 25, 2024

Iraj Mohammadzadeh, a journalist and activist from Javanrud in Kermanshah province (Kermashan), has been sentenced to two years of suspended imprisonment by the Iranian judiciary.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, in recent days, the journalist from Javanrud was sentenced to two years of suspended imprisonment by Branch 101 of the Javanrud Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Hadi Cheraqi, on charges of "disturbing public opinion and publishing falsehoods."

Hengaw had previously reported that on Sunday, April 7, 2024, Iraj Mohammadzadeh, a 45-year-old journalist from Javanrud, was arrested by security agencies after being summoned to the city's court by order of the Javanrud prosecutor.

Iraj Mohammadzadeh, a journalist, media activist, and manager of the Telegram channel (Western Headline), as well as a PhD student in political science at a university in Tehran, was released on bail after four days of detention, pending the completion of legal proceedings.

It is worth noting that Iraj Mohammadzadeh has been working as a journalist for 25 years and has been summoned, threatened, and interrogated by security agencies many times in recent years.

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