Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

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Exiled Iranian journalist Pouria Zeraati stabbed in London

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2024— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday called for UK authorities to investigate the stabbing of an exiled Iranian television journalist in London and whether it could signal a new wave of cross-border repression by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).  Pouria Zeraati, 36, a presenter for Iran International, was outside…

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Iranian journalist Najaf Mehdipour imprisoned with no charges disclosed

Washington, D.C., May 24, 2021 — Iranian authorities must immediately release journalist Najaf Mehdipour, known as Kaveh, and stop arbitrarily arresting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  On May 18, authorities in the eastern city of Darreh Shahr, in Ilam province, arrested Mehdipour, a freelance journalist, at his home and…

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A woman wears a face mask as she casts her vote during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran February 21, 2020. Iranian authorities detained journalist Mohammad Mosaed the next day for his social media posts. (Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency via Reuters)

Iranian authorities detain journalist Mohammad Mosaed again for social media posts

On February 22, 2020, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested and interrogated freelance economic reporter Mohammad Mosaed for several hours over recent social media posts critical of the government and suspended his social media accounts, according to a brief interview he had with the BBC Persian Service a few hours after…

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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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