Both journalists are Muslim.
So to prove the journalists wrong in their views of Islam as intolerant and violent, so-called defenders of Islam can't find any better defense than to force the journalists' mouth shut through jail. The other option is killing them, which some people in the court apparently attempted to do. They were trying to execute a fatwa issued by an Iranian clerk that killing the reporters is a duty for every Muslim.
Yep. That makes sense. Now, can you please beam me out of here?