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Judiciary urged to let jailed journalist get medical care

Ninety-six social and political activists have issued a letter urging the Islamic Republic judiciary to take the necessary steps for the release of jailed journalist Saeed Razavi Faqih. » read more

Journalist arrested after critique of Saqez Police

The Iranian-Kurdish journalist Hiwa Fouladi was arrested after the Saqez Police Force filed a complaint against him. The Shar News Website reports that Fouladi has been transferred to the city’s Central Prison. The website reports that the complaint involves a critical report published by the website regarding the actions of the police. » read more

Journalist Mirdamadi’s sentence to be reviewed

Giti Pourfazel, the lawyer for a jailed Iranian journalist, reports that her client’s case has been referred to the appeals court for a reconsideration of his sentence. » read more

Washington Post reporter remains in jail as wife released

Yeganeh Salehi, a former reporter for the UAE’s national daily and the wife of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, has been released after spending two months in a Tehran jail. » read more

Jailed Journalist Ahmadi Amouyi completes sentence

Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi, a jailed Iranian journalist, has been released after serving out his sentence. Jila Bani Yaghoub, a prominent Iranian journalist and Ahmadi Amouyi’s wife, reported that Ahmadi Amouyi was released on Staurday October 4 with two days of delay. » read more

Mehdi Mahmoudian released after five years

Mehdi Mahmoudian, a reformist journalist, was released from Karaj’s Rejaishahr Prison at the end of his sentence. » read more

Jailed journalist given four day furlough

Iranian political prisoner Mehdi Mahmoudian was given a temporary leave on Saturday August 2. ILNA reports that Mahmoudian has been given a four-day furloiugh. Mahmoudian is a journalist and member of the reformist organization Islamic Iran Participation Front. He has been serving a five-year prison term in Rejai Shahr Prison. » read more

Detained journalists probed while companion goes free

Reuters reports that an Iranian-American man who was detained in Tehran last week along with three journalists was released on Wednesday.

The remaining three detainees are the freed man’s wife, who according to Reuters is an Iranian-American photographer, Jason Rezaian, the Tehran correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for the UAE-based daily, The National. » read more

Journalist Mirdamadi gets six-year sentence

Jailed Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi was sentenced to six years in jail on Sunday July 27 at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court. The sentence, which was issued at a preliminary hearing, can be appealed within 20 days. » read more

Trial of jailed journalist suddenly goes ahead

Jailed Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi stood trial on Monday July 21 in Branch 15 the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.

Giti Pourfazel, Mirdamadi’s lawyer, told ISNA that the trial had been scheduled for August 1 and she had applied for bail to be set for her client. Instead, she said, Judge Salavati changed the trial date to July 21. Mirdamadi faced charges of “propaganda activities against the regime, assembly and collusion to act against national security”, and Pourfazel presented her client’s defence. » read more