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Two more journalists arrested in Iran

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Azam Vismeh

Last night, Iranian Ministry of Intelligence arrested another two journalists, Azam Vismeh and Mahboubeh Khansari, according to Parleman News. Azam Vismeh is a reporter for Parleman News website, the website connected with the Minority Fraction of the Iranian parliament.

Parleman News reports that Ministry of Intelligence officials arrived at Azam Vismeh's home at midnight last night and arrested the journalist.

Parleman News also reports that Mahboubeh Khansari was arrested last night at 11 a.m. after her office was raided and her papers and documents were confiscated.

Khansari is a local journalist that has collaborated with Sarmayeh and Kargozaran newspapers in the past.

Over 100 journalists have been arrested since the start of the protests against the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 2009 presidential elections last June.

A number of these journalists have been tried and handed imprisonment sentences and others have been released on heavy bails.

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