The interrogation session of the Kurdish journalist Ejlal Ghavami was carried out at Branch 5 of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on 11 September.
Ghavami is accused of “propaganda against the state”.
Reportedly, the Prosecutor’s Office cited some of the journalist’s writings and his signature on several statements as examples leading to this accusation.
After the investigation session, Ghavami was temporarily released with a bail of 70 million Iranian Tomans – nearly 2,200 USD.
A day earlier, the journalist had posted on his Instagram page that he was summoned to the 5th investigation branch of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Sanandaj.
Previously, on 22 September 2018, Branch 109 of the Criminal Court of Sanandaj sentenced him, in absentia, to eight months of imprisonment. The court had charged him with “publishing lies with the intention of confusing the public”.
The journalist appealed against the Criminal Court’s decision and was acquitted of the charges.
In recent years, Ghavami has been summoned to the security agencies many times and interrogated regarding his activities.