Reporters Without Borders


New arbitrary sentence for Facebook user who escaped death penalty

Detained since December 2013, Soheil Arabi received the new sentence on 6 September when he was retried by a Tehran assizes court. During the (...)

Published on 2 October 2015 Read


Intelligent filtering and go-ahead for Halal Internet

At the same time, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei issued a decree on 6 September renewing the Supreme Council for Cyberspace’s mandate for four years. (...)

Published on 9 September 2015 Read


Washington Post reporter completes year in arbitrary detention

Held in isolation in Tehran’s Evin prison, Rezaian has been living a nightmare for the past year just for doing his job as a reporter and because (...)

Published on 21 July 2015 Read


Criminal procedure law increases vulnerability of journalists

Article 48 of the code grants defendants the right to request the presence of a lawyer as soon as they are detained. But exception is made for (...)

Published on 10 July 2015 Read


Revolutionary Guards target Internet activists

On 8 June, judicial system spokesman Golamhossien Mohsseni Ejehi announced the arrests of “several individuals” for social network activity (...)

Published on 22 June 2015 Read


After six years in prison, journalist is banished to remote city

Aged 50 and the father of three children, Zeydabadi was arrested on 14 June 2009, two days after then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed (...)

Published on 22 May 2015 Read


Journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi arrested

Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the arrest of Narges Mohammadi, a journalist who works closely with Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi (...)

Published on 6 May 2015 Read


Detained US journalist used in Iranian power struggle

Rezaian, who completes his ninth month in detention today, is to face trial on several charges including spying, his lawyer reported two days (...)

Published on 22 April 2015 Read

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