In Iran arrestato un numero di giornaliste senza precedenti

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Le autorità iraniane hanno arrestato un numero ”senza precedenti” di giornaliste. Lo denuncia, ripreso da Ansa, Reporter sans frontieres (Rsf) parlando di strategia per ostacolare la copertura mediatica delle proteste che stanno infiammando l’Iran dopo la morte di Mahsa Amini. ”Mentre il regime italiano continua a reprimere le proteste iniziare con la morte di Mahsa Amini, quasi la metà di tutti i giornalisti arrestati sono donne, tra cui due che rischiano la pena di morte”, ha denunciato l’ong Rsf. ”L’aumento sistematico dell’arresto delle giornaliste rivela simbolicamente l’intenzione del regime iraniano di mettere a tacere in modo sistematico le voci delle donne”, prosegue l’organizzazione.

A rischiare la pena capitale sono le giornaliste Niloufar Hamedi e Elahe Mohammadi, le prime ad aver attirato l’attenzione sulla morte di Amini lo scorso 16 settembre. Sono accusate di ”propaganda contro il sistema e cospirazione contro la sicurezza nazionale”, due reati punibili con la pena di morte in Iran.

An unprecedented number of women journalists are now detained in Iran

As the Iranian regime continues its crackdown on the protests initiated by Mahsa Amini’s death, almost half of all newly arrested journalists are women, including two who are facing the death penalty.  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for immediate action to secure their unconditional release.

“The increasing detention of female journalists symbolically reveals the Iranian regime’s intention to systematically silence women’s voices. RSF is deeply concerned about the fate of these journalists who risk paying a very high price, including the death penalty, for having had the courage to reveal a truth that the authorities seek to stifle. They must be released immediately and unconditionally.RSF Middle East Desk

Since the start of the protests in reaction to Mahsa Amini’s death on 16 September, at least 42 journalists have been arrested throughout Iran. So far, eight of them have been released and 34 are still detained, among them 15 women journalists. There are now five times more women imprisoned than before the protests started. The number of detained female journalists has never been so high. Even during the widespread protests of 2019 in Iran, only four out of 10 detained journalists were women. Flourish è disattivatoAllow

“Women are the pioneers of the ideal revolution for gender equality and have been in the front line for the transition from theocracy to a secular democracy. They are not afraid of the risk of arrest, torture and even death, they report the news immediately.Nazila GolestanIranian journalist and women’s rights activist based in Paris

Among the women journalists detained, two cases are of particul