A number of journalists in Tehran have been arrested

Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Agents from the Security Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran conducted a simultaneous raid of five reformist news publications; Shargh, Etemad, Bahar and Arman newspapers, and Aseman magazine.

According to informed sources to CHRR, so far the following journalists are confirmed as detained: Nasrin Takhiri, Javad Daliri, Sassan Aghayi, Akbar Montajabi, Motehareh Shafii, Nargues Jodaki, Pouria Alami, Pejman Mousavi, Amili Amrayi. Security agents are continuing their raid and in all likelihood there will be more names added to this list.

On the previous night, Saturday January 26, 1013, another two journalists, Milad Fadai Asl from ILNA news agency and Saliman Mohammadi from Bahar newspaper were detained by security agents without warning.

Further updates will be announced regarding additional arrests.

– Security agents have seized the servers of Etemad newspaper

– There is no confirmed news of the whereabouts of journalists Reyhaneh Tabatabi and Saba Azarpeik

– Ehsan Mazandarani, Sadra Mohaghegh and Nezmat Amirabadian are not detained as of yet. The first 2 have been issued warrants for their arrest.

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