Protests in Iran: Reform journalist freed on bail

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 Protests in Iran: Reform journalist freed on bail

A week after the detention, Iranian authorities released reformist journalist Elnaz Mohammadi from the Hammihan newspaper on bail.

According to local media, her reporter sister is still in custody.

Mohammadi was detained after she appealed to the prosecutor's office for clarification. She spent a week in Evin prison, after which she was released on bail.

Her sister, Elahe, was arrested on September 29 after reporting on the funeral of Mahsa Amini, whose death after being detained by police mores served as the beginning of mass protests in the country. She has remained in detention ever since. The woman was charged with “propaganda against the system and conspiracy to interfere with national security.”

Hundreds of people, including dozens of security personnel, died during the protests. Thousands of people, including public figures, journalists and lawyers, were arrested. Ten journalists remain in detention, according to the Tehran Association of Journalists.

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