Over 15 opposition journalists arrested in Iran in 2 days
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 28 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
A New wave of arrests has hit Iran, as over 15 opposition journalists were arrested in the country within 2 days, Fars agency reported.
On Sunday Jan. 27, eleven journalists from newspapers Sharq, Arman, Bahar, Etimad, ILNA news agency, and Aseman magazine have been arrested, according to Fars.
Mehr News agency reported that the journalists have been arrested due to the warrant issued by Iran's judicial system.
Daily Etimad newspaper, as well as editorial staff of Bahar, Arman, Sharq and Aseman magazine have confirmed that their staff journalists have been arrested.
According to Fars, the journalists were said to have been cooperating with Western media, and soon the prosecutor's office will make an official statement on the case.
Last week, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said that according to the information from reliable sources, the journalists who worked for local media in Iran, also worked for Western news sources.