Three female journalists have been detained in the past two days amid months of protests in Iran over the death of Masa Amini. The country’s media reported this information on Monday.
On September 16, 22-year-old Kurdish girl Masa Amini died in Niti police custody. Masa Amini was arrested for not dressing properly. Massive protests started in the country to protest the death of Masa Amini. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is repressing the protests. More than three hundred people have already been killed. The Iranian government labeled the protesters as traitors.
Many people, including artists, writers, journalists, have supported the protests that have been going on for several months in Iran. Arbitrary arrests are also going on. Three women journalists were arrested in this series. According to the report of the country’s reformist Etimad newspaper about the Tehran Journalists’ Union, the three women journalists arrested in the last 48 hours are Melika Hashemi, Saideh Safiye and Mehernoush Zarei.
The newspaper reported that the three female journalists who were detained are being held in Evin prison. Many of those arrested for taking part in the protests have been held in this prison. However, nothing was said about the reason for their detention. About 80 journalists have been detained in Iran in months of protests.
According to local media reports, Saideh Safiye works as a writer and freelance journalist. Mehernoush Zarei has written several reformist writings. And Melika Hashemi is associated with a newspaper called Sahar.