The situation of Afarin Chitsaz, an Iranian journalist who was arrested in Iran last November by the Revolutionary Guards, remains completely in the shadows.
A knowledgeable source has informed the International Campaign for Human Rights In Iran that in the more than five months since she was arrested, Chitsaz has not even had access to a lawyer.
There is no information about her, the source says, other than the fact that she is in Evin Prison.
The source adds that the family of the jailed journalist is not prepared to provide any information regarding her situation.
Chitsaz was arrested last November at the same time as Issa Saharkhiz, Ehsan Mazandarin and Saman Safarzaiyi in an operation the IRGC claimed was countering “enemy infiltration” through cultural means.
While the administration has been critical of the arrests and tried to secure their release, the journalists remain in jail.