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Jailed Iranian journalist speaks to her family after weeks

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Saba Azarpeyk, the Iranian journalist who has been under arrest since late May, has contacted her mother for the first time in more than 40 days.

Saba Azarpeyk

Her mother, Akram Mohammadi, told ILNA that her daughter contacted them, as was promised by the investigator, and expressed serious hope that she soon would be released.

Azarpeyk is accused of "propaganda activities against the regime."

Azarpeyk was arrested at her workplace, the offices of the Tejarat Farda weekly. Her arrest has been denounced in a statement by 147 journalists, who have called it "illegal" and called on the Ministry of Intelligence and Iran's Press Office to secure her immediate release.

Journalist summoned to court to serve sentence

Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli says on her Twitter page that she has been summoned to serve out her sentence of imprisonment and fifty lashes. She adds that she will report to court on Tuesday in response to the summons.

Marzieh Rasouli

Rasouli was arrested at her home in 2011 and released three months later on bail of 300 million toumans. She was charged with "propaganda against the regime" and "disrupting public order by taking part in gatherings."

Rasouli, who specializes in covering art and culture, has worked with ISNA and the Shargh and Etemad dailies.

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