Saeed Pourheydar

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On the table

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ET

Why now is the time to sway Rouhani to meet his promises for press freedom in Iran President Hassan Rouhani came to power in 2013 on a platform of pledges to roll back the repressive policies of his predecessor,...

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Saeed Pourheydar

December 12, 2017 4:25 PM ET

The Iranian journalist and blogger Pourheydar was arrested in Tehran on January 4, 2015, about a month after he returned to Iran from the U.S., where he was living. Pourheydar has written for numerous reformist outlets, including the dailies Hambastegi,...

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With new round of journalist detentions, prosecutions, Iran continues to silence press

January 9, 2015 3:22 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2015--A new wave of arrests and prosecutions has been carried out by Iranian authorities in the past month, cementing the country's status as one of the world's leading jailers of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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