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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.
New York, September 5, 2008--Prosecutors should drop all charges against Iranian journalist Adnan Hassanpour, whose death sentence was overturned Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
A court of appeal overturned the sentence against Adnan Hassanpour, a journalist and former editor for the now-defunct Kurdish-Persian weekly Aso in Iran's northwestern province of Kurdistan, local journalists told CPJ. He will face a new trial on charges of "working for outlawed parties" and espionage, a local journalist told CPJ. Salih Nikbakht, Hassanpour's lawyer, confirmed the new charges to BBC Persian on Wednesday.
New York, August 12, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to make public any charges against a Kurdish journalist and human rights activist who they have held for more than two weeks, or release him immediately.