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Mother of detained journalist demands visiting rights

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Azam Afsharian, mother of detained Iranian journalist, Nazanin Khosravani, says that she will continue talking to media outlets until the judiciary acknowledges her request to visit her daughter.

Nazanin Khosravani

In an interview with International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Afsharian reports that she has requested that the judiciary allows her to visit her daughter and gain assurance of her well-being.

Afsharian added: "Talking to the media is my right because everyday I am at the Revolutionary Court, the prosecutor's office and the prison and they refuse to give me any response. I believe that if I talk to the media, the officials will at least hear my voice."

Tehran Prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi has announced that Khosravani has been detained over "security reasons." Azam Afsharian rejects this claim and maintains that her daughter has had no journalistic activities in the past year and half.

Afsharian also reports that Nazanin Khosravani has been in solitary confinement for the past 40 days and has been allowed "a momentary" telephone call in which she has told her mother that she is in solitary.

While Khosravani is barred from receiving visitors, the judiciary refuses to supply any valid reasons for her confinement.

Nazanin Khosravani used to collaborate with a number of reformist newspapers but according to her mother in the past year and a half, she was unemployed and nit involved in any journalistic activities.

The Islamic Republic has arrested numerous journalists in the past year in their campaign to quell the protests to the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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