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President Hassan Rouhani arrives at the Iranian parliament in Tehran on August 28. The country's courts recently ordered at least seven journalists to be jailed for lengthy sentences and to be flogged for their coverage of a religious protest. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iran orders at least 7 journalists jailed and flogged over Dervish protest coverage

New York, August 31, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harsh sentences Iranian authorities imposed on at least seven journalists over their coverage of protests by a religious order.

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Iran jails at least 10 journalists in two-week span

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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