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Iranian Journalists Face Growing Threats and Intimidation by Authorities

017798450_30300Iranhumanrights.org - 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

iranian-journalist1-1Iranhumanrights.org - 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.

Imprisoned Reformist Iranian Journalist Hospitalized After Prolonged Hunger Strike

Issa-Saharkhiz01Iranhumanrighs.org - 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.

Journalists put on trial after long wait in jail

press-courtRadiozamaneh - Ehsan Mazandarani and Davoud Asadi, two Iranian journalists charged with "propaganda against the regime and acting against national security", were finally taken to court after being held for months.

Long-awaited trial of journalist yields no known result

Issa SaharkhizRadiozamaneh - The trial of Iranian journalist and political prisoner Issa Saharkhiz was held after four months.

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