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As of December 1, 2009 | » Read the accompanying report: "FREELANCERS UNDER FIRE"
New York, September 16, 2009—As Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of compassion and forgiveness, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iranian authorities to release journalists who are being held behind bars.
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