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Crackdown on journalist and activists jeopardize human rights in Iran, UN expert warns

    The arbitrary and unlawful arrest and prosecution of journalists and activists in Iran weakens the protection of human rights of all in Iran, a United Nations expert said today. “Silencing these critical voices is unacceptable – it undermines public debate and deprives Iranians and the rest of world of important information on the […]

Journalist Behind Bars Since 2009 Suffers Heart Attack in Prison

  The imprisoned journalist Massoud Bastani was transferred to the hospital on February 20, 2015, following a heart attack inside Shahid Rajaee Prison. The health conditions of Bastani, 37, who has been in prison since his arrest in the wake of the protests that followed the disputed 2009 presidential election in Iran, have steadily deteriorated […]

Reza Entesari’s Heart Attack; Family Is Unaware of his Condition

  The family of jailed Dervish rights activist in ward 8 of Evin prison, Reza Entesari, after being informed about his heart attack in prison, went to all hospitals under the supervision of Judiciary, the Ministry of Information and Prisons Organization in order to get news about his health condition, but unfortunately did not receive any […]

Eighty-one days in solitary confinement without trial -Saba Azarpeyk

  Saba Azarpeyk, a Reformist Journalist who was arrested 81 days ago, is still kept at solitary confinement with no clear vision of possible trail date. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) in Iran, Saba Azarpeyk was arrested on Wednesday morning, May 28th, 2014 by security forces and was transferred […]

Journalist Put on Trial for Propaganda Against State

  The lawyer representing Hossein Nouraninejad, the Iranian journalist and member of the now-banned reformist political party the Participation Front, told ILNA News Agency that his client was put on trial on June 9, 2014, at Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Salavati. Hossein Nouraninejad was charged with “propaganda against the regime” and […]

Press freedom violations recounted in real time (from 1st January 2013)

  17.10.2013-Two journalists released on completing jail terms Reporters Without Borders has learned that Alireza Roshan, a journalist who worked for the Tehran-based Sufi website Majzooban Nor and the book review section of the newspaper Shargh, was released on 15 October on completing a one-year jail sentence. Arrested during a raid on the website’s office […]

Journalist Issa Saharkhiz Released Two Months Prior to End of Sentence

  Imprisoned Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz was released on Thursday, October 3, two months short of completing his prison sentence. “I was informed by my family that my father received his release letter from the hospital. They will now have to complete his paperwork in order to take him home from the hospital,” his son […]

Journalist’s Family Puzzled by Her Arrest: She Did Nothing Wrong

  Security forces arrested journalist Fariba Pajouh on July 10 in Tehran, though a family member of hers told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the reasons for her arrest are unclear. “When the forces took her, they didn’t say anything. During her telephone calls to her family, she said that she does […]

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