Journalists imprisoned in Iran are being denied basic human rights, including medical treatment, visits from their families and phone calls, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday.
Following turnover in the Tehran-Municipality-owned Hamshahri newspaper’s managerial board, the extension of staff members’ contracts is being influenced by answers they give to a set of probing personal questions about their lifestyle and beliefs.
Iranian authorities should immediately release photojournalist Majid Saeedi, drop any charges against him, and let him work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Iranian journalist Masoud Kazemi was exultant when he was released from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison in April 2020.
In a statement Wednesday, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an NGO, urged the Iranian authorities to release arrested journalist and labor activist, Amir-Abbas Azarmvand, and drop the security charges against him.
In a statement Wednesday, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an NGO, urged the Iranian authorities to release arrested…
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, Amirabbas Azarmvand was arrested at his home in Tehran at 8:30 am, on September 1.
The sentencing this month of two journalists in Iran’s Kurdish region underscores the pressures for the region’s media.
Roozbeh Piri, a journalist and civil activist living in Tabriz, was fined this week for posting images to Instagram showing the effects of physical torture his brother had endured while detained by Iran’s paramilitary Basij.
The revelation of a plot by Iranian intelligence agents to kidnap and extradite Brooklyn-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad shocked the world last month.
On August 3, Branch 104 of the Sanandaj Penal Court, in the province of Iranian Kurdistan, sentenced Amjadian and Haq-Bayan to 2.5 years in prison each for allegedly spreading false news, according to according to reports by the Iraqi-Kurdish human rights organization Hengaw and the exile-run Human Rights Activists News Agency.