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Friday, October 15, 2004

News from Iran

*Ensafali Hedayat , An Iranian journalist who have been imprisoned for allegedly reporting about an Iranian opposition conference in Berlin. In order to be released , He has been under pressure to write a remorseful letter . Hedayat and his lawyer gave negative answer to the demands of his jailers.
*The officials in Judiciary system , Wrote a law to curb the internet in Iran .
*Omid Memarian Has been arrested. Omid is a journalist and is an advocate of non-governmental organizations . He has been arrested last Sunday ( Oct. 10 /04 ) in his office by the agents of region # 9 judiciary of the airport. The agents also went to his home and took his computer and his writings. There are no news on his where about .
*Alireza Jabbari , Translator and writer , after 2 years imprisonment in Gohardasht prison , has been released. His release happened when Izabel Allende wrote a letter to president Khatami.
Mr. Jabbari translated her book called " The stories of Eva Luna " into persian . in an interview he said : " Last night at around 8 pm without any problem , I have been released from prison and right now I am with my family ". He thanked all those who put efforts during the last 2 years for his release.
*Arash Sigarchi , The reporter of Gilan Emrooz newspaper has been arrested. He has been accused of allegedly taking picture and writing about the gathering for the commemoration of the mass execution of political prisoners on 1998 in Khavaran.
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