Hassan Fathi

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A street in Tehran is seen on April 21, 2020. Iranian journalist Hassan Fathi recently began a jail term for speaking with the BBC. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iranian journalist Hassan Fathi begins 1.5 year jail term over BBC interview

Washington, D.C., May 13, 2020 — Iranian authorities should release journalist Hassan Fathi from prison and cease arbitrarily jailing members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Ali Akbar Javanfekr, far left, director of the official Iranian News Agency, is among those recently charged. In this file photo, he attends a June presidential press conference. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

Iran unleashes another wave of arrests and repression

New York, November 22, 2011–Iranian authorities have engaged in a series of attacks against the press in the past two weeks, including raiding a news office, banning an independent newspaper, and arresting at least five journalists.

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