Sunday, May 28, 2006

Reporters without Borders on yesterday's arrests of Azeri journalists

Here via East of Kurdistan,
Reporters Without Borders today called for the “immediate release” of two Azeri journalists, Amin Movahedi, who was detained yesterday in the northern city of Meshkinshar, and Orouj Amiri, detained the day before in the nearby city of Marannd. Their arrests follow demonstrations by members of Iran’s Azeri ethnic minority against the Tehran government.

“Absolutely no charges have been brought against Movahedi and Amiri and the authorities have not said where they are being held,” the press freedom said. “These journalists are being subjected to illegal harassment simply for working independently.”
And the BBC on yesterday's demonstrations.

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