Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued a verdict on January 19, 2021, sentencing media activist and journalist Moloud Hajizadeh to one-year imprisonment.
Moloud Hajizadeh who lives in Tehran, had posted articles in protest to the bloody crackdown on the protests in Iran in November 2019. She also wrote against the downing of the Ukrainian airliner by the clerical regime’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on January 8, 2020, which led to the deaths of all the 176 passengers and crew on board.
A post by Ms. Hajizadeh read: “The authorities gave me one-year sentence because I wrote and asked why they killed 1500 people in November 2019. They sentenced me to pay fine in cash because I asked why they shot down an airplane. Now, they have activated my two-year suspended prison term from a previous case and are planning to enforce it. They raided our residence twice within several months in 2019. They ransacked the house and, both times, returned my belongings after damaging them. I had never been banned from working but it has been nearly two years that wherever I apply for a job, the authorities contact them to prevent my employment. They sent me to do forced labor at a sanatorium for neural patients for three months. Then they gave me a list of books to copy by hand. I was repeatedly interrogated. They played with my life and now, they have listed their verdicts one by one…”
Journalist Moloud Hajizadeh was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in December 2019. She was charged with “propaganda against the state” and “disturbance of public opinion.” She had a 1.5-years sentence suspended for four years, six months of prison term which she has to serve, and payment of 4 million Tomans in cash. As a supplementary punishment, she was also sentenced to do forced labor at a convalescence home for former revolutionary guards.