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Journalist released from prison after years of poor health

Journalist Issa Saharkhiz, who’s been behind bars for more than four years, was released from Rejai Shahr Prison on Thursday October 3. » read more

Three Iranians receive human rights grant

Three Iranians are among those awarded Hellman/Hammett grants by Human Rights Watch for 2012. » read more

Jailed journalist on hunger strike

Issa Saharkhiz, an Iranian journalist who was returned to jail part way through his medical treatment in hospital, is refusing food and medication until the authorities heed his demands. » read more

Jailed journalist handed a fresh sentence

Issa Saharkhiz, a jailed Iranian journalist, has been handed another sentence as he nears the end of his initial three-year sentence. » read more

Jailed journalist harassed at hospital

Issa Saharkhiz, an Iranian political prisoner currently hospitalized for heart complications, received a surprise visit on Monday from a group of government plainclothes officers, which caused the activist’s medical condition to deteriorate. » read more

Increased jail term for journalist "mark of leader's personal vendetta"

The son of jailed journalist Issa Saharkhiz has spoken out publicly against his father’s treatment by the judiciary and aimed a warning directly at Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. » read more

Two more years in prison for jailed Iranian journalist

Jailed Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz has received an additional two years on top of his three-year prison term. » read more

Iranian prisoners condemned to gradual death: jailed journalist

In an urgent letter to a United Nations human rights official, jailed Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz has accused Iranian authorities of using harsh prison conditions to slowly kill political prisoners. » read more

Iranian judiciary comments on recent arrests

Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi commented on the cases of a number of recent arrests and detained journalists in Iran. » read more