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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ministry of Information in Iran on a mission of "witch Hunt" !!


Journalists are Arrested because of the coming Presidential election in June and Not because of "connection with BBC" as Ministry of Information claims!
In continuation of a series of raids on newspaper offices and home of the journalists ,Ehsan Mazanderani journalist of "Etemad" Newspaper is arrested on Wednesday Feb. 20 and was transferred to Evin prison.
No one knows exactly how many Iranian journalists from all over Iran are arrested from the beginning of the raids almost three weeks ago.
Regime has released only one the journalist from one raids and the rest are still in prison. These are :
Reyhaneh Tabatabaei,Nasrin Takhayori, Emily Amraei,Narges Joudaki,Milad Fadaei Asl ,  Saba Azarpaik,Poria Alami ,Soleyman Mohammadi, Sasan Aghaei,Pejman Musavi, Akbar Montajebi and Keyvan Mehregan.
Ministry of Information in its third statement called the arrest of journalists in all over Iran as " Other individuals connected to BBC" . Three Weeks has past since the first assault on Iranian journalists by the agents of the Ministry of Information ( Began on Sunday January 27).
Journalists arrested are banned from acquiring or having a lawyer to defend them and have no visitation by their families except a short phone contact . In the past Ministry of Information in two separate statements accused the journalists arrested in Iran as" individuals connected to BBC."
The Ministry of Information in its third statements which was released on Tuesday claimed that :" Some of the Radio ,Television and websites of the counter revolutionaries and run away elements of the 2009 sedition run by BBC."
Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/news.jsp?essayId=51182

 

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