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Jailed Iranian Journalist Faints In Court After “Intense” Interrogation Sessions

January 5, 2023
1 min read
The sources said Maroufian was transferred to Mufteh hospital in Varamin and taken back to prison as soon as she regained consciousness, but before the end of her treatment
The sources said Maroufian was transferred to Mufteh hospital in Varamin and taken back to prison as soon as she regained consciousness, but before the end of her treatment

An Iranian journalist was hospitalized for a few hours after she fainted during a court hearing in which the charges against her were being heard, IranWire reports.  

Nazila Maroufian fell unconscious on January 4 in the courtroom in the city of Varamin, near Tehran, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

The sources said Maroufian was transferred to Mufteh hospital in Varamin and taken back to prison as soon as she regained consciousness, but before the end of her treatment.

They said the incident occurred after the journalist had endured intense interrogation sessions by her jailers.

Maroufian, a reporter for Dideban Iran and Roidad 24 news websites, was arrested on October 30 after interviewing the father of Mahsa Amini, whose death in the custody of morality police in September sparked ongoing nationwide protests.

Ahead of her arrest, the journalist tweeted, "I neither intend to commit suicide nor have any underlying disease."

The Iranian security forces have cracked down hard on the anti-government demonstrations, killing more than 500 people and detaining over 18,000, human rights activists say. At least 100 protesters are currently at risk of “execution, death penalty charges or sentences,” according to one rights group.

More than 60 journalists have been detained since the eruption of the protests. Some of them have been released. Others have been summoned, threatened and had their electronic equipment seized.

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