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.
Journalist Tahereh Riahi Released on Bail
Journalist Tahereh Riahi was released on bail from prison on June 24. A reformist journalist who had worked for President Hassan Rouhani’s 2013 election campaign, Riahi was arrested on December 27, 2016. She was charged with propaganda against the regime,” “spreading lies” and “connections with the enemy media.”