Several journalists summoning by the police

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News In a letter addressed to the President of the Republic, Mohammed Khatami, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) protested against the summoning of several journalists by the Tehran police. “We are worried about this wave of interrogations, which appear to be a case of the police interfering in journalists’ private lives”, stated Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of the organization. “We are asking you to use your influence to put a stop to these illegal interrogations”, he added. News June 11, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Organisation Receive email alerts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists According to information obtained by RSF, several journalists and lawyers for journalists currently in prison have been summonsed by the Tehran police over the last few weeks. According to reformist member of parliament Ali-Asghar Hadizadeh, interviewed by AFP, they were “questioned about the past, their political and religious convictions, and they were even treated in an insulting manner”. These interrogations were carried out by a section of the Tehran police called Adareh Amaken, which usually deals with crimes of a “moral” nature, and is considered to be closely linked to Iranian intelligence. The police has made no official statement on the matter. The journalists questioned include: Firouz Gouran, director of the suspended magazine Jameh-é-Salem, Noshabeh Amiri, editor in chief of Gozarsh Film, Hoshang Assadi, journalist for Gozarsh Film, and Ali Dehbashi, director of the suspended newspaper Kilk and director of Bokhara. RSF_en to go further February 14, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Several journalists summoning by the policelast_img read more

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