"Rouhani Must Act Now": Press Freedom Organization Condemns Treatment of Journalists
Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned Iran for its treatment of journalists and called on President Rouhani to take action against arbitrary arrests and incarceration.
The condemnation comes as Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, and as jailed journalist Ehsan Mazandarani begins a hunger strike.
Ehsan Mazandarani to Begin Hunger Strike Today
Jailed journalist Ehsan Mazandarani will begin a hunger strike today, September 22, to protest against his “illegal and arbitrary” detention. In an open letter, Mazandarani insisted authorities meet four demands or else his protest would continue.