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Iranian Cyberjournalist Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh Released

Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release of journalist Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh who was freed on 30 November after putting up bail of 300 million rials (around 30,000 euros). She had been arrested on 1st November 2004, for contributing to reformist Internet websites.

The worldwide press freedom organisation called for the immediate release of the four journalists still being held in custody under the latest crackdown against Iran's online media.

Chief Justice of Iran, Abassali Alizadeh, who held a press conference on the subject of the prisoners on 30 November, denied they had been subjected to torture referring to the use of "special interrogation techniques". He said the journalists were being held in individual cells that measured two metres square but refused to say where they were being detained

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