Adnan Hassanpour

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Rouhani has yet to deliver on press reforms in Iran

CPJ joined 26 other human rights and civil society groups on Wednesday in an open letter calling on the member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. The public letter also urged the members to participate in the March 17 Interactive Dialogue with the special rapporteur and to express concern over the severe violations of human rights, including anti-press abuses, in Iran.

Reports   |   Iran

As election nears, Iran's journalists are in chains

Iran continues to jail dozens of journalists, stifling critical news coverage and commentary. Crucial links to the international community have been cut off as the June presidential vote approaches. A CPJ special report by Sherif Mansour 

Alerts   |   Iran

With 52 journalists in jail, Iran hits new, shameful record

More than 100 dissidents and journalists faced vague antistate accusations during a mass judicial proceeding in August. (AP)New York, March 9, 2010The number of journalists in jail rose in February as a relentless media crackdown continues in Iran. Authorities are now holding at least 52 journalists in prison, a third of all those in jail around the world, according to the latest monthly survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
December 8, 2009 12:00 PM ET

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CPJ urges Iran to release journalists during Ramadan

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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As media arrests mount, Iran solidifies a dishonor

New York, July 22, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists has confirmed the detentions of another four journalists in Iran. CPJ research shows the continuing arrests have solidified Iran's dishonorable standing as the world's leading jailer of journalists.

Attacks on the Press   |   Iran

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Iran

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policies and human rights record drew widespread criticism from academics, activists, and journalists. In response, Ahmadinejad sought to suppress independent media by manipulating government subsidies, exerting censorship, and using the punitive tools of detention and harassment.

February 10, 2009 12:31 AM ET

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December 4, 2008 9:28 AM ET

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Court overturns death sentence but journalist faces espionage charges

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.

September 5, 2008 6:45 PM ET

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Journalist held for two weeks without charge

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.

August 12, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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