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Iran arrests journalists, bans newspaper ahead of elections

January 11, 2016 6:32 PM ET

New York, January 11, 2016--Iranian authorities should immediately release Farzad Pourmoradi, Meysam Mohammadi, and all journalists detained for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities should furthermore lift the ban on the daily newspaper Bahar, CPJ said....

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With new round of journalist detentions, prosecutions, Iran continues to silence press

January 9, 2015 3:22 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2015--A new wave of arrests and prosecutions has been carried out by Iranian authorities in the past month, cementing the country's status as one of the world's leading jailers of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Police officer convicted in death of imprisoned Iranian blogger

August 7, 2014 12:10 PM ET

New York, August 7, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's conviction of a police officer in the death of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti and calls on Iranian authorities to disclose details of the investigation and trial. The police officer...

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The 2009 Iran crackdown continues today

July 8, 2014 12:07 PM ET

Five years ago on Monday, CPJ announced that Iran had officially become the world's leading jailer of journalists in the world. The announcement came on the heels of an unprecedented crackdown on the press that began on June 12, 2009,...

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In Iran, series of arrests and prosecutions target journalists

July 7, 2014 5:16 PM ET

In the first few months of 2014, multiple journalists were arrested, interrogated, and prosecuted in Iran. Authorities pursued a revolving-door policy in imprisoning journalists, freeing some detainees on short-term furloughs even as they make new arrests....

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Seven journalists among those beaten in Iran's Evin Prison

April 18, 2014 4:23 PM ET

New York, April 18, 2014--At least seven journalists were among those attacked when Iranian guards and intelligence officials raided a section of Tehran's Evin Prison holding political prisoners on Thursday, according to news websites and human rights groups.The unprecedented violent attack...

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Iran jails at least 10 journalists in two-week span

July 16, 2013 4:21 PM ET

New York, July 16, 2013--Iranian authorities have sentenced seven members of a religious minority news website to lengthy prison terms, and arrested at least three other journalists in an alarming trend that reflects a renewed crackdown on the local press....

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As election nears, Iran's journalists are in chains

May 8, 2013 4:55 PM ET

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 ...

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In Iran, Shamsolvaezin ordered to prison

July 20, 2011 3:48 PM ET

New York, July 20, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed to learn that veteran Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin has been summoned to serve a 16-month prison term that was unjustly levied in 2010. Shamsolvaezin is a journalist, political...

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Press Club honors jailed Iranian Kouhyar Goudarzi

November 11, 2010 4:53 PM ET

The National Press Club next week will honor an Iranian journalist who is languishing in prison. Kouhyar Goudarzi, an online reporter and human rights activist, was pursuing an aerospace degree at Sharif Industrial University when security agents put him...

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