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A New Round of Intimidation, Arrests, and Prosecution of Social Media Users in Iran

  Iranian Cyber Police and Judiciary officials reported a new wave of arrests of Internet users this week. Colonel Gholamreza Kazemzadeh, Chief of Iran’s Cyber Police, told reporters on June 8 that an individual he claimed managed 23 groups on the WhatsApp and Line social media networks had been arrested. “The Cyber Police in Shahroud […]

As Elections Approach, Iran Remains Silent on Arrests of Journalists

 Ali Ghazali (left), managing editor of Baztab Emrooz website, and Foad Sadeghi (right), its founder, have both been arrested but not publicly charged, and Iranian authorities have released no information about their status. Authorities Must Respect Due Process and End Escalating Crackdown Iranian officials should break their silence about the status of Baztab Emrooz’s managing […]

End arbitrary house arrests of Mousavi, Karroubi, and Rahnavard; free all prisoners of conscience

          The Iranian authorities should immediately release from arbitrary house arrest two former presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, his wife Zahra Rahnavard, author and political activist, and cease harassing or detaining without cause the couple’s two daughters and Mehdi Karroubi’s son, said the Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi […]

Massive Arrests of Journalists in Tehran After Prosecutor Hints “Mouthpiece of Enemy”

          Security forces raided editorial rooms of Tehran-based newspapers and publications Bahar, Shargh, Arman, Etemad, and Aseman Weekly, and arrested several journalists who worked there. According to reports, the forces entered offices for the five publications simultaneously and in addition to arresting the journalists, searched and videotaped the premises.

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