Marzieh Mahmoudi, a journalist and the editor of Tejaratnews, has been sentenced by the court to pay a cash penalty of 24 million tomans.
Ms. Mahmoudi stated, “I was fined 24 million tomans for a single tweet. However, the fine was reduced to 6 million tomans, which I paid today.”
Some time ago, Hamid Rasaei, a former member of Parliament, made highly offensive remarks about the protesters. Marzieh Mahmoudi criticized this cleric in a post on her own page, which led to his complaint against her.
Nasim Sultan Beigi Summoned to Prosecutor’s Office
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Nasim Sultan Beigi, a journalist, and former student activist, appeared before the fourth branch of the Evin Prosecutor’s Office to defend against charges of “propaganda against the state,” and “assembly and collusion.”
This is the third time in recent weeks that she has been summoned to Evin Prosecutor’s Office.
Ms. Sultan Beigi was finally released from prison on February 6, 2023, after posting bail.
The cases of Marzieh Mahmoudi and Nasim Sultan Beigi shed light on the challenges faced by journalists who express critical views or engage in activism. These incidents underscore the increasing scrutiny faced by journalists and the importance of freedom of expression in society.