Negar Sayeh

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Sayeh, a freelance journalist and author of the blog Shahr e Saye, was arrested in October, according to Norooz, a news Web site affiliated with reformist presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Sayeh had previously worked as a reporter for Iranian state radio and television.

Sayeh’s arrest came after her husband, Saeed Ghoreishi, was arrested along with dozens of people at a gathering to express solidarity with an imprisoned reformist, Norooz reported. He was released on November 24. No formal charges against Sayeh had been disclosed by late year.

Sayeh’s blog entries were deleted. Her mother told the Committee of Human Rights Reporters that she met with prosecutors to object to the detention and the lack of information about the case. They said her daughter “had a personal blog where she wrote critical statements against authorities,” the committee said.