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Journalism is not a Crime

Iranian Forces Arrest Journalist, Whereabouts Unknown

June 24, 2024
1 min read
Iranian journalist Hadi Kasaie Zadeh has been arrested by security forces and taken to an undisclosed location
Iranian journalist Hadi Kasaie Zadeh has been arrested by security forces and taken to an undisclosed location

Iranian journalist Hadi Kasaie Zadeh has been arrested by security forces and taken to an undisclosed location.

According to a report by the Didban Iran website, the details surrounding Zadeh's arrest, including the responsible security institution, place of detention, and specific charges, remain unclear.

This arrest follows recent legal challenges faced by Kasaie Zadeh. 

In May, he was charged with "publishing details about the death of Nika Shakarami" at the Evin Prosecutor's Office in Tehran. 

Additionally, he received a suspended three-month prison sentence from Branch 2 of the Tehran Criminal Court for "publishing false information" related to the judicial case of Reza Saghafi, former head of the Gilan Department of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

Kasaie Zadeh has a history of judicial confrontations stemming from his journalistic activities.

His arrest adds to the growing concerns about press freedom and the treatment of journalists in Iran.

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