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Economic journalist Shirin Saeedi, who was sentenced to five years in prison on May 1, has appealed the sentence and is waiting for the court to set a date for an appeals trial. (Screenshot: Human Rights Activists News Agency/hra-news.org)

Iranian economic reporter begins 5-year prison sentence after lengthy pre-trial detention

Washington, D.C., May 9, 2024—Iranian authorities should immediately release economic journalist Shirin Saeedi from prison, drop all charges against her, and cease jailing members of the press for doing their jobs, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday. Saeedi entered pre-trial detention on December 23, 2023, on charges of “colluding and assembling against the national…

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