The arrest warrant for jailed journalist Saba Azarpeyk has been renewed again for another month despite Azarpeyk’s objections and her demand for due process.
In a report by the Etemad daily, Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabayi, Azarpeyk’s lawyer, said the investigation is now complete and his client should be given a chance to face her charges.
Azarpeyk was arrested in June at her workplace after a complete search of her office.
Akram Mohammadi, Azarpeyk’s mother, says her daughter was interrogated only during the first month of her arrest, so there is no longer a reason to keep her in custody.
At the time of Azarpeyk’s arrest, 147 Iranian journalists issued a statement of protest against her treatment and called for her immediate release.
Azarpeyk was reportedly arrested for her investigations into the mistreatment of prisoners at Evin Prison.