Journalist Fatemeh Kheradmand Arrested

Sunday 8 January 2012

Change for Equality: According to reports by the House of Human Rights of Iran, Fatemeh Kheradmand, journalist, was arrested in the middle of the night on January 8, after security agents claiming to be from the prosecutor’s office came to her home. After searching the property and seizing personal items like her computer, these agents took Fatemeh Kheradmand with them to Evin prison. They did not explain the reason for her arrest.

Masoud Lavasani, Fatemeh’s husband who was present at the time of her arrest, had himself been imprisoned. Lavasani who is also a journalist was sentenced to serve 2 years in prison and was released at the end of summer of 2010. Fatemeh and Masoud have a young child as well, who will have to contend with the absence of yet another parent now.


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