Accessibility links

Breaking News

Iran Jails Journalist, Women’s Right Activist

File photo:Iranian journalist Molood Hajizadeh

The Iranian Human Rights News Agency (HRANA) reported that Iranian security police arrested and jailed Moloud Hajizadeh, an Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist in Tehran on July 15.

According to HRANA, Hajizadeh was summoned to the IRGC Intelligence Organization several times in recent weeks.

Several Iranian journalists also tweeted the news of Hajizadeh’s arrest. According to one, Hajizadeh was arrested when she reported to a court at Tehran’s Evin Prison for investigation.

Iranian judicial officials have offered no explanation of the arrest.

Hajizadeh was jailed once before, in 2018, during a protest demonstration marking International Women’s Day, along with dozens of other women, but was released on bail.