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Award-winning Iranian journalists launched on bail

The journalists Nilufar Hamedi (l) and Elaheh Mohammadi (r) have been released.  Photo: Mehrdad Aladin/dpa

The journalists Nilufar Hamedi (l) and Elaheh Mohammadi (r) have been launched. picture

© Mehrdad Aladin/dpa

Elaheh Mohammadi and Nilufar Hamedi are charged in Iran with nationwide safety violations. UNESCO honored them due to their analysis. Both at the moment are out on bail.

Award-winning Iranian journalists Elaheh Mohammadi and Nilufar Hamedi have been launched on bail, in keeping with media stories. As their employers, the newspapers Shargh and Hammihan, reported on Sunday, the 2 girls have been allowed to depart the infamous Ewin Prison. Iran’s journalists’ affiliation criticized the quantity of the deposit, which was the equal of round 180,000 euros.

Mohammadi’s sister Elnas revealed a video on the X platform (previously Twitter) that reveals the 2 journalists hand in hand and beaming with pleasure. Hamedi’s husband, Mohammed Hussein Adshorlu, posted a photograph displaying him arm in arm along with his spouse. The journalists have been imprisoned for greater than 400 days. According to the state information company Irna, the 2 girls have been banned from leaving the nation.

This is what they’re accused of

A revolutionary court docket sentenced Hamedi to seven years in jail in October and Mohammadi to 6 years in jail in reference to the nationwide protests in autumn 2022. Both journalists have been accused of collaborating with the United States and charged with nationwide safety violations. Hamedi and Mohammadi have been in a position to attraction towards their verdict.

The girls have been among the many first to report the demise of the Iranian Kurdish girl Jina Mahsa Amini in autumn 2022. Moral watchdogs had violently arrested the younger girl due to an allegedly ill-fitting scarf, Amini fell right into a coma and died only a few days in a while September 16, 2022. Hamedi was researching within the hospital as a journalist for the newspaper “Shargh” on the time of demise and revealed a photograph of the lady grieving dad and mom that went world wide.

The case was heard earlier than a infamous revolutionary court docket in Tehran, whose presiding decide, Abolghassem Salawati, is understood for significantly harsh sentences. The man has been topic to sanctions by the EU for greater than ten years. As a part of the current wave of protests, Salawati handed down a number of demise sentences towards demonstrators.

The case obtained plenty of worldwide consideration. While Hamedi and Mohammadi have been in jail, UNESCO honored the ladies in absentia with the UN cultural group’s Press Freedom Prize for his or her reporting firstly of May.