Reporters Without Borders warns of “systematic imprisonment of media activists” by the Iranian government, warning of the danger of “arbitrary” detention of women journalists and families of prisoners after being unjustly sentenced by the Islamic Republic’s judiciary.

The organization (RSF) wrote in a report that women journalists and families of prisoners in Iran are at risk of arbitrary detention after being unjustly convicted.

The report adds that in less than a month, the Iranian judiciary has sentenced Mehrnoosh Tafian, Narges Mohammadi, and Farangis Mazlum, the mother of Soheil Arabi, to prison or summoned them to prison to serve their sentences.

The arrest and sentencing of journalists and media activists make headlines from time to time.

Many media activists inside and outside Iran have been sentenced to prison for publishing critical reports of officials ‘actions and exposing officials’ corruption, with sentences such as “spreading lies” and “propaganda against the regime.”

According to Reporters Without Borders, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index.