Saeed Laylaz

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With 52 journalists in jail, Iran hits new, shameful record

March 9, 2010 10:00 AM ET

New York, March 9, 2010—The number of journalists in jail rose in February as a relentless media crackdown continues in Iran. Authorities are now holding at least 52 journalists in prison, a third of all those in jail around...

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With 47 journalists in jail, Iran sets notorious records

February 3, 2010 8:41 AM ET

New York, February 3, 2010—Iranian authorities are now holding at least 47 journalists in prison, more than any single country has imprisoned since 1996, according to a new survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists. While many of the detainees...

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Iran sentences two journalists to long prison terms

December 3, 2009 11:58 AM ET

New York, December 3, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the sentencing of Hengameh Shahidi and Saeed Laylaz, two prominent journalists, to extended prison terms. Shahidi was sentenced on Monday to six years and three months in...

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CPJ urges Iran to release journalists during Ramadan

September 16, 2009 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 16, 2009—As Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of compassion and forgiveness, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iranian authorities to release journalists who are...

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Iran charges journalists with 'lying'

August 25, 2009 4:34 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2009--The fourth session of the mass trial of more than 100 opposition figures, including journalists, took place in Tehran today. The Committee to Protect Journalists is particularly dismayed by procedural irregularities and the fact that the...

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As media arrests mount, Iran solidifies a dishonor

July 22, 2009 4:15 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2009--The ‎Committee to Protect Journalists has confirmed the detentions of another four journalists in Iran. CPJ research shows the continuing arrests have solidified Iran's dishonorable standing as the world's leading jailer of journalists....

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Iran is world's top jailer of journalists

July 7, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2009--With at least 30 journalists currently in prison, Iran replaces China as the world's worst jailer of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ called on the Iranian authorities to release all journalists who...

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In Iran, newspapers censored, another reporter arrested

July 2, 2009 3:32 PM ET

New York, July 2, 2009--At least 24 journalists remain jailed in Iran, according to the latest CPJ research, while the government has instituted a broad and intrusive censorship regime....

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In Iran, journalists arrested, Khamenei calls media 'evil'

June 19, 2009 3:41 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2009--In his first public address to the nation since demonstrations erupted in many cities across Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today blamed foreign media, calling it "evil" for attempting to divide the people of Iran. Iranian...

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