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Iran charges journalists amid mounting protest toll  

While the death toll from nearly two months of consistent protests continued to rise, the government was pushing to contain the unrest with severe judicial measures. 
A man in Tehran on Oct. 30, 2022, holds a copy of the Hammihan newspaper, featuring on its cover a headline mentioning the statement by the Tehran journalists' association.

Iran’s judiciary said female journalists Niloufar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi have been charged with “collusion to act against national security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.” 

The two have been in detention over their reporting on Mahsa Amini’s case, the 22-year-old woman whose death in morality police custody in September has triggered a popular protest movement.  

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