Friday, October 20, 2017 01:46

Iranian jailed journalists

Journalist jailed for sending letters to father in prison

Sajedeh Arabsorkhi, an Iranian activist and journalist, has been transferred to Evin Prison to serve out a one-year prison sentence. According to the Kaleme website, she is accused of propaganda against the regime for writing letters to her father, Feizollah Arabsorkhi, a political prisoner at the time. » read more

Journalists call for release of jailed colleague

Eighty-two Iranian journalists have spoken out against the continued detention of Serajeddin Mirdamadi, an Iranian journalist who has been in custody since May 10.

Kaleme reports that a statement from the journalists denounces Mirdamadi’s continued arrest and the judiciary’s refusal to release him. » read more

Journalist summoned to court to serve sentence

Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli says on her Twitter page that she has been summoned to serve out her sentence of imprisonment and fifty lashes. She adds that she will report to court on Tuesday in response to the summons. » read more

Jailed journalist speaks to family after weeks

Saba Azarpeyk, the Iranian journalist who has been under arrest since late May, has contacted her mother for the first time in more than 40 days.

Her mother, Akram Mohammadi, told ILNA that her daughter contacted them, as was promised by the investigator, and expressed serious hope that she soon would be released. » read more

Journalists rally around detained colleague

147 Iranian journalists have issued a statement calling for the release of Saba Azarpeyk, saying her arrest is “illegal.” The Kaleme opposition website reports that their statement refers to the arrest of Azarpeyk and the failure of authorities to inform her family about her situation as “illegal and dangerous.” » read more

Fate of Tehran journalist unknown after arrest

The situation of detained journalist Saba Azarpeyk remains unclear five days after her arrest in Tehran. » read more

Jailed journalist gets furlough

Ahmad Zeidabadi, a jailed Iranian journalist and the head of the Tajkim-e Vahdat alumni organization, has been given furlough from Evin Prison. » read more

Iranian-Kurdish journalist moved to different prison

Adnan Hassanpour, an imprisoned Iranian-Kurdish journalist, has been transferred from Marivon Prison to Zabol Prison in southeastern Iran. » read more

Journalist Qaravi released after article landed him in jail

Ali Asghar Qaravi, the Iranian journalist who was arrested for his article in the Bahar daily, has been released on bail after two months in jail. » read more

Prison furlough ends for Iranian journalist Bastani

Iranian journalist Massoud Bastani has returned to prison after the authorities refused to extend his furlough. » read more