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Iranian Journalists Face Growing Threats and Intimidation by Authorities - Tactics Meant to Sow Fear among Independent Journalists in Wake of Reformists' Parliamentary Election Gains.

Iran's Intelligence Ministry officials are increasingly harassing and threatening independent journalists in an apparent move to dissuade them from feeling emboldened by reformist and centrist candidates' gains in the county's recent Parliamentary elections.

Iran: Flawed Convictions for Journalists

Image result for iran freedom of pressHRW - An Iranian court convicted three journalists and a family member of another journalist on April 25, 2016 on vague national security charges. The four, along with a fifth journalist, have been detained since November, 2015. The authorities should quash their convictions and release them.

Sentences issued for journalists accused of “enemy infiltration”

Journalists-e1449057240621Radiozamaneh - Four of the Iranian journalists arrested by the Revolutionary Guards and accused of being "elements of enemy infiltration" have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 10 years.

Online broadcaster said to have been arrested in Iran

Sabri HassanpourRadiozamaneh - Sabri Hassanpour, the executive and host of the online network "Simay-e Rahayi" (Vision of Liberation), has reportedly been arrested in Iran.

Journalist Afarin Chitsaz Held Incommunicado at Evin Prison for Five Months - Concern is growing for the well-being of newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz, who has been imprisoned incommunicado since her arrest on November 2, 2015.

On eve of Iranian New Year, concern about fate of imprisoned journalists

PayvandNews - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its concern about the conditions in which journalists are being detained in Iran, especially Afarine Chitsaz of the daily newspaper Iran, a young woman arrested at the same time as three other journalists on 2 November.

Why The UN Human Rights Mechanisms Must Continue to Monitor Iran’s Human Rights Situation

Why The UN Human Rights Mechanisms Must Continue to Monitor Iran’s Human Rights Situation - Why the United Nations Human Rights Council must ensure the special rapporteur and other mechanisms can continue  to monitor Iran’s human rights situation?

Imprisoned Reformist Iranian Journalist Hospitalized After Prolonged Hunger Strike - Issa Saharkhiz, imprisoned reformist journalist and former political prisoner, was hospitalized on March 9, 2016 due to life-threatening health deterioration from successive hunger strikes.

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