Six-year prison sentence for Iranian journalist, arrested after Deutsche Welle interview.

Posted: 25 Aug 2010

CPJ, 18 August 2010: "The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to reverse a six-year prison sentence against Iranian journalist Badressadat Mofidi. Mofidi was formerly the secretary-general of the Association of Iranian Journalists in Tehran, an organization that was established by prominent journalists in 1997 and shut down by the authorities in 2009. ... Mofidi was arrested on December 29, only a few days after she discussed the government's press policies in a December 22 interview with the Persian service of the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle."

Deutsche Welle, 20 August 2010: "In a lawsuit filed in an American federal court earlier this week, two Iranians alleged that the sale of Nokia Siemens Networks mobile phone surveillance technology led to the arrest and torture of one of them in Iran over a year ago."

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