Iranian authorities arrest nine journalists

2010/02/08

Published on German public radio program “Deutschlandradio” on February 8 2010
Source (German): http://www.dradio.de/kulturnachrichten/2010020818/12/

On the verge of the beginning of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iranian authorities have arrested more journalists. All in all, nine reporters and editors have been arrested during the past two days. This was reported by the newspaper “Etemad”. Among those arrested are the political editor-in-chief of the reformist weekly newspaper “Iran Dokht” and several employees of news agencies. According to the website of opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi, 55 journalists are currently detained.

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