Iranian authorities increase attacks on journalists in response to September protests.


 Iranian authorities are known for their repressive activities. They have recently stepped-up attacks on the journalists, particularly in response to massive protests throughout Iran since 16 September, when Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman, was killed while in custody of the morality police for being “improperly dressed.” The number of newly detained journalists in Iranian prisons now stands at 23 out of a total of 37 journalists in jail.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iranian government to immediately stop the suppression of journalists, to release the ones in detention, to allow free media to have access to information and to restore the network integrity.

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