Clarification for the media: The journalists arrested in Iran are five, not two…

Source:, BBC Persian

In another wave of crackdown against the freedom of expression and the “infiltration of the Western culture”, the Iranian regime arrested five journalist. The media in English have reported that the journalists arrested are ‘only’ two: Issa Saharkhiz, former deputy culture minister, and Ehsan Mazandarani, editor in chief of the Iranian daily Farhikhtegan. But, from what it is possible to read in the news in Farsi, the journalists arrested – as said before – are five (Digarban). The only problem is that, for the moment, the names of the other three arrested are unknown.

For all of them the charges include “insulting the supreme leader” and “propaganda against the regime”. The actual location of the people arrested is unknown.



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