Yasaman Khaleghian

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Campaign posters pictured in Tehran on February 20. Ahead of parliamentary elections, authorities increased pressure on Iran's journalists with arrests, detentions and legal action. (Supplied to Reuters via West Asia News Agency/Nazanin Tabatabaee)

Iran harasses, intimidates journalists ahead of parliamentary elections

Elections are always problematic for journalists in Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence. The parliamentary elections on February 21 are no exception.

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Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are seen in Tehran on January 3, 2020. Intelligence agents recently raided the homes of four journalists. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iranian intelligence agents raid homes of 4 journalists, confiscate equipment

Washington, D.C., February 5, 2020 — Iranian authorities should cease raiding journalists’ homes and should return all material confiscated in recent raids, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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