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Afarin Chitsaz

December 12, 2017 4:25 PM ET

Intelligence officers of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps arrested Chitsaz, a columnist for Iran, a popular state newspaper affiliated with IRNA, Iran's official news agency, on November 2, 2015, according to local news reports. The next day, local media outlets with...

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CPJ condemns Iran's jailing of journalists

April 26, 2016 4:37 PM ET

New York, April 26, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns an Iranian court's sentencing of three reformist journalists. Tehran's Revolutionary Court sentenced the three to between five and 10 years in prison on charges of "acting against...

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Iran steps up pressure on media with arrests of at least five journalists

November 4, 2015 1:24 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that Iranian authorities have recently detained at least five local journalists, including the reformist journalists Issa Saharkhiz and Ehsan Mazandarani, and reporter Saman Sarfarzaee, who were...

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