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Iranian Police Arrested Journalist Somayeih Masrour

October 8, 2022
1 min read
Iranian Police Arrested Journalist Somayeih Masrour

Iranian police arrested journalist Somayeih Masrour at her home in the central city of Isfahan on October 8, amid a crackdown on media workers.

Her whereabouts remain unknown.

Masrour is a reporter for the semiofficial ILNA news agency.

Iran has been gripped by protests demanding more freedoms and women's rights since the September death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Tehran’s morality police.

There have since been Internet blackouts across the country, restrictions on search engines, and interference in social media activity.

Journalists have been prevented from doing their jobs by their own editors as well as Islamic Republic officials.

 

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