Inside Iran: Journalists land in jail
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Journalists in Iran could get sentenced to months and years in prison for violations they did not commit. Reporters Without Borders ranks Iran the 173rd on the list of press freedom, which includes183 countries. Journalists are arrested and are accused of espionage and threatening national security, a new report aired on Al Arabiya News Channel said. Canadian journalist of Iranian origin Zahra Kazemi was arrested after taking photographs in front of Evin prison. Lawyer Mohammad Moghimi was arrested earlier this year for reportedly “[shaking] the hand of a female client, Internet and human rights activist Atena Ferghdani” when they met in Tehran’s Evin prison, according to Reporters Without Borders.
Inside Iran is a special series of investigative reports that Al Arabiya is running tackling political, social and economic issues that Iran is facing.