Iran Human RightsEditor of Iranian pro-reform daily arrested-website

Editor of Iranian pro-reform daily arrested-website

-

Reuters: The editor of Iran’s leading pro-reform newspaper, Sharq, and two senior journalists have been arrested a few months after the daily reappeared following a three-year ban, opposition websites reported on Wednesday.

TEHRAN, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The editor of Iran’s leading pro-reform newspaper, Sharq, and two senior journalists have been arrested a few months after the daily reappeared following a three-year ban, opposition websites reported on Wednesday.

Sharq Editor-in-Chief Ahmad Gholami and his political and international editors were taken from the newsroom by security forces, the Saham news website said. It did not say if any reason was given for their arrest.

The newspaper resumed publishing in April after a three-year ban that reformists regarded as an attempt by hardline rulers to silence critics of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Its Wednesday edition, which like many Iranian newspapers led with the arrest in London of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, did not mention the detention of its own senior staff.

Sharq was closed in 2007 for publishing an interview with a “counter-revolutionary” poet abroad.

At least four pro-reform publications were banned and many journalists detained following street protests that broke out after Ahmadinejad’s re-election in June 2009. Dozens of moderate journalists are still in jail.

On Sunday, opposition websites reported that prominent journalist and human rights activist Emadeddin Baqi was requested to report to jail to serve a sentence which had been confirmed by an appeals court.

(Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Latest news

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Iran’s Regime Continues Its Internet Restriction Project

This is part of the outlook of a document by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, which has...

Iran’s Human Development Index Dropped Sharply

One of the most common questions asked in primary schools by teachers all over the world is, “wealth or...

Must read

US rejects Iranian proposal for limited uranium enrichment

AFP: The United States on Wednesday challenged Iran to...

Violent protests in Iran carry into second day

New York Times: Iran’s broadest and most violent protest...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you