Twitter users have criticized Human Rights Watch’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson and Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar after they retweeted an article by a think tank which attacked the credentials of an Iranian activist who now works for the US government-funded Voice of America (VoA) news network.
Journalist and Author Masih Alinejad speaks onstage during the WICT Leadership Conference at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (File photo: AFP)
At a time when MA's receiving rape & death threats + her brother's held hostage by IRGC, SLW shared a propaganda hit piece on MA and then tried to justify her action saying it's valid in this climate to demand from MA to disclose in the media that she receives a salary from VOA! pic.twitter.com/s8k2hlesZL— Maryam Nayeb Yazdi (@maryamnayebyazd) January 9, 2020
Solidarity with @alinejadmasih - an incredibly brave activist who's spent years fighting for human rights in Iran. She regularly gets death threats for it. Now American leftists are smearing her for calling out regime propaganda.— Ahmed (@gatnash) January 7, 2020