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Iran is the world’s biggest prison for women journalists: RSF

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Reporters Without Borders terms Iran the world’s biggest jailer of women journalists.

According to details, The Paris-based international organization of journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), in latest report published in August, has declared Iran as the biggest prison in the world for women journalists.

In the report RSF says, “Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by a new wave of arrests and interrogations of women journalists since the start of August in Iran. The Islamic Republic is now the world’s biggest jailer of women journalists, with a total of ten currently held”.

“Already one of the world’s five biggest jailers of journalists, Iran is now holding more women in connection with their journalistic activities than any other country in the world,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran/Afghanistan Desk.

“We call on Javaid Rehman, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, to intervene with the utmost urgency to obtain their release and to address the disastrous press freedom situation in this country”, Report read.

Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.

The names of the women journalists were presented by RSF, who are currently imprisoned in Iran.

Names of the prisoners are: Sanaz Allahyari, Marzieh Amiri, Shima Entessari, Noushin Jafari, Avisha Jalaluddin, Farangis Mazloom, Assal Mohammadi, Nargess Mohammadi, Sepideh Moradi, and Hengameh Shahidi.

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