Friday, July 11, 2014

New York Times: Iranian Reporter Faces 2 Years in Prison and 50 Lashes

"She was initially arrested in January 2012, along with two colleagues, and detained for more than a month and interrogated about what was said to be her cooperation with BBC Persian, a channel staffed mainly by Iranian expatriates in London. She was later released on bail.  BBC Persian has repeatedly stressed that it has “no staff members or stringers working inside Iran,” but its news broadcasts, offering an alternative source of information to state television, enrage hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. One of people initially detained with Ms. Rasouli was the sister of a BBC Persian journalist."

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