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Hundreds of journalists detained in Iran since the iranian revolution

During a press conference in Paris on Wednesday told representatives of the international organization Reporters without borders (RSF) that they received a large amount of documents from the whistle-blowers, reports Reuters.

the Documents shall contain detailed information on legal intervention against citizens of Iran from the iranian revolution of 1979 to 2009. Including the repression of minority groups, regeringsmotståndare and journalists.

RSF has reviewed the documents for several months, and compared them with the organisation's own documentation and other organisations ' records. During the period, 860 journalists have been arrested, imprisoned and in some cases executed. In total, the country kept 61.900 political prisoners between 1979 and 2009, according to the documents.

has currently not commented on the report yet but in the last week, reiterated the iranian regime, the message that there are no political prisoners in the country. Something that stands in contrast to the report by Amnesty International released in the end of January.

In 2018, has more than 7,000 protesters, students, journalists, and activists have been arrested in Iran, according to Amnesty. They write that hundreds of them have been sentenced to terms of imprisonment, and that at least 26 protesters have been killed.

”The iranian authorities have carried out a shameless campaign of repression in 2018,” writes Amnesty International.

at least four cases where journalists have been executed by the iranian authorities. Among them, Simon Farzami, a swiss-iranian journalist who was the head of the AFP news agency when he was arrested in 1980.

the Organization will now hand over the documentation to the UN människorättsavdelning (OHCHR) with the hope that action will be taken against Iran.

" this not only shows the extent of the iranian regime lie unto, but also its obamhärtiga actions against women and men for their opinions or their reporting, says the secretary-general Christophe Deloire told Reuters.

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