Supporters of jailed Iranian journalists call for trial to be held in public

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Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi reported on death of Mahsa Amini and face charges of conspiring with foreign powers

Supporters of the two award winning Iranian female journalists who first reported on the death of Mahsa Amini, the young Kurdish woman who died last year in police custody, have demanded that their trials due to start next week are held in public.

Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi, who both have a prestigious record of on-the-ground reporting on social affairs in Iran, have been kept in jail since first being arrested eight months ago and face charges of conspiring with hostile foreign powers that potentially carry the death penalty. The regime’s critics claim they are being punished for the protests that followed their reports of Amini’s death after she was arrested for not wearing the hijab correctly on a visit to Tehran.

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