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Iranian online journalist Javad Gholam Tamayomi released

Journalist Javad Gholam Tamayomi, who was arrested on 18 October 2004 for contributing to reformist websites, was released between 3 and 7 January. Reporters Without Borders pointed out that weblogger Mojtaba Saminejad remains in prison.

Tamayomi told an officially-called press conference held on 14 December when he was still imprisoned, that he had been very well treated in jail. Reporters Without Borders said at the time that his confessions were "phoney" because they were obtained under duress. Since their release, other journalists who had also been arrested for their online work, have regularly been threatened by police and forced to deny that they suffered any mistreatment.

Mojtaba Saminejad was arrested at the beginning of November for condemning on his website the arrest of four webloggers, who have since been freed.

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