Iran Freezes the Assets of 152 BBC Persian Staff
Iran has frozen the assets of 152 former and current BBC Persian staff and contributors. The new order from the Iranian judiciary also prevents the BBC’s people from selling or buying property, cars and other goods. The management of BBC Persian described the court order as another attempt by the judiciary to silence impartial journalists.
Journalist and Photographer Assal Esmaeilzadeh Behind Bars
Journalist and photographer Assal Esmaeilzadeh was arrested without charge on June 20. The arrest comes amid a renewed crackdown on citizen journalism and online activism.