Journalists Nilüfer Hamedi and İlahe Muhammed, who were arrested for their reporting on the death of Jina Mahsa Amini (Jîna Emînî), have been released from prison after 17 months. They secured their freedom by paying a bail of 10 billion Toman.
In a significant development, the two female journalists were detained by the Iranian regime for covering the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini. Their release on 2 October was met with immense enthusiasm and support. Hamedi and Muhammed have been recognised for their courageous reporting, being awarded the Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Award this year.
The case of Hamedi and Muhammed highlights the ongoing challenges faced by journalists in Iran, especially when reporting on sensitive issues. Their arrest and subsequent release have drawn international attention to the state of press freedom in the country.
The Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Award, bestowed upon them, underscores the global recognition of their bravery and commitment to journalistic integrity.