Wednesday, February 03, 2010

47 journalists held in Iranian prisons

The Iranian authorities have set a new record.

Iranian authorities are now holding at least 47 journalists in prison, more than any single country has imprisoned since 1996
according to the Committee to protect journalists

While many of the detainees were arrested in the aftermath of the disputed June presidential election, CPJ’s survey found that authorities are continuing to wage an aggressive campaign to round up independent and opposition journalists. At least 26 journalists have been jailed in the last two months alone,

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