The Iranian-Kurdish journalist Hiwa Fouladi was arrested after the Saqez Police Force filed a complaint against him. The Shar News Website reports that Fouladi has been transferred to the city’s Central Prison. The website reports that the complaint involves a critical report published by the website regarding the actions of the police.
Hiwa Fouladi is the acting manager of the Shar News Website, which focuses on the local news in Saqez.
Fouladi, a journalist and satirist, was also summoned to court last week following a complaint filed against him by the governor of Saqez regarding the content of the Shar News Website.
Shar News was shut down after the controversial presidential election of 2009 led to the arrest of numerous journalists across the country. The website resumed its activities last year after the victory of reformist candidate Hassan Rohani in the presidential election.