Anti-hijab Protest: Nilofar Hamedi, a female journalist who talks about protecting women’s rights in Iran, has been jailed without any charges. Journalists around the world are demanding his release. According to the news agency Reuters, taking a picture of Mahsa Amini’s parents embracing each other, admitted to a hospital in Tehran, cost Nilofar dearly.
Amini was arrested by Iran’s Morality Police for not wearing proper clothes and after that Mahisi was admitted to the hospital in a coma condition. On 16 September, it was because of Hamidi’s photograph that the movements started in Iran. The picture of 22-year-old Amini was the first signal to the world that all is not well in Iran.
Whose death sparked Iran’s movement?
Amini died after being in a coma for a few days. After the death of Amini, demonstrations against the laws made against women started all over Iran. Three weeks after Amini’s death, and despite government restrictions, the movement has not yet ended.
When was Nilofar arrested?
Tweeting a picture of Hamidi’s mother was probably Nilofar’s last act in Iraq. Nilofar was arrested the same day after Hamidi’s picture was posted. After the arrest of Nilofar, his Twitter account was suspended.
What are Nilofar’s lawyers saying?
Nilofar Hamidi’s lawyer Mohammad Ali Kaam Firouzzi tweeted on 22 September that this morning intelligence agents raided the house of my client Nilofar Hamidi and arrested him. His house was searched and his belongings confiscated. Hamidi’s lawyer wrote that Niloofar is being kept in solitary confinement in Iran’s Evin prison without any charge.
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