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Leaked files reveal Iran’s 30-year crackdown on journalists

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By ITN News Editor February 8, 2019 12:57

Leaked files reveal Iran’s 30-year crackdown on journalists

The Iranian government arrested, imprisoned or executed at least 860 journalists in the three decades between the Islamic revolution in 1979 and 2009.

At a news conference in Paris attended by Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, RSF said whistleblowers had passed on 1.7 million records detailing judicial proceedings against an array of citizens, including minorities, government opponents and journalists. Christophe Deloire, the secretary-general of RSF, said his group had spent months cross-checking the records with its own documented cases and those of other NGOs, and had established that hundreds of journalists had been targeted by the state.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 8, 2019 12:57
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