The home of Moloud Hajizadeh, a journalist and women’s rights activist, was raided by IRGC intelligence agents on Monday, February 3, 2020.
After a thorough search of her house, the IRGC agents confiscated items such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, ID cards and some of her books.
Upon completion of searching her house, IRGC agents told Moloud Hajizadeh to report in for investigations, the date and place of which will be announced later.
The journalist was sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 4 million tomans by the Tehran Revolutionary Court’s Branch 26 on charges of propaganda against the state and disturbing public opinion.
She was also detained and transferred to Evin Prison on July 15, 2019, after being referred to the Tehran Intelligence Prosecutor’s Office for her latest defense and bail hearing. After her charges were declared, she was temporarily released until the end of her prosecution on a 250-million-toman bail on July 16, 2019.
The Iranian regime has various oppressive organs making arbitrary arrests. The various organs consist of the State Security Force (police), the IRGC, the Bassij, even the disciplinary committees of the universities, etc. They have formed a network to impede the freedom of opinion, expression and assembly.
In another development, civil rights activist Fatemeh Sepehri was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Also, civil rights activist in Tabriz, Nasim Sadeghi was sentenced to 6 months suspended imprisonment for 3 years in the Court of Appeal of Azerbaijan Province on Monday, February 3, 2020.