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A picture taken on September 26, 2018, shows the front pages of Iranian newspapers at a newspaper stand in the capital Tehran. Iran jailed a journalist for six years over his critical writing on December 25, 2018. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iran jails journalist for six years over critical writing

Washington D.C., January 14, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harsh sentence imposed on journalist Hamed Aynehvand and called on Iran to stop persecuting the media for doing their job.

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A guard stands in a hallway in the women's section of Tehran's Evin Prison, June 13, 2006. Journalist and activist Hengameh Shahidi was transferred to the prison last week. (Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazi)

Iranian journalists arrested ahead of elections

New York, March 15, 2017–Iranian authorities should immediately release Ehsan Mazandarani, Hengameh Shahidi, and all journalists jailed for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The arrests come ahead of presidential elections scheduled for May.

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