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Journalist With Reformist Daily Arrested In Iran

Source: RFE/RL

A journalist with Iran's reformist Sharq daily has been arrested in Tehran. Sadra Mohaqeq was arrested on September 19 at his home in the Iranian capital, reports said. The reason for his arrest is not clear.

Sadra Mohaqeq's profile photo from twitter

Mohaqeq was also arrested in 2013 in a crackdown on pro-reform media.

The semi-official Mehr news agency reported that Mohaqeq was arrested by a "security body."

In April, four journalists arrested in November 2015 were sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison for "colluding" with foreign governments and acting against "national security".

Media watchdogs say journalists in Iran have to work in a climate of fear and censorship.

Copyright (c) 2016 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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