Friday, February 19, 2010

Help the IWMF Speak Out for Iranian Journalist
Bahman Ahmadi Amoyee, an Iranian journalist who was imprisoned following last year’s post-election protests, is about to be sentenced to flogging and prison.
Amoyee, whose wife, Jila Baniyaghoob, won an IWMF Courage in Journalism Award in 2009, is an editor at the business daily newspaper Sarmayeh, which was closed by Iranian authorities in November.
On February 19, he is appealing his January sentence of seven years and four months’ imprisonment and 32 lashes. Charges against him include "colluding with intent to harm national security,” "propaganda against the system" and "insulting the president."
The IWMF is urging authorities to release him immediately and unconditionally.
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