Amini protests: Iran sentences 2 women journalists
An Iranian Revolutionary Court has handed out long prison sentences to two women journalists over their coverage of the death in custody of Mahsa Amini last year, state media reported yesterday.
Iran's state news agency IRNA said Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi were sentenced to 13 and 12 years in prison respectively on charges, including collaboration with the US government and acting against national security.
Lawyers for the two journalists have rejected the charges. "They received seven years and six years for collaborating with the hostile US government. Each five years in prison for acting against the national security and each one year in prison for propaganda against the system," IRNA reported.