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22 Journalists killed
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143 Journalists imprisoned
9 Media assistants imprisoned
68 Cyberdissidents imprisoned
 
Iran - 8 journalists imprisoned

Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, Payam-e mardom-e Kurdestan

Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, the editor of Payam-e mardom-e Kurdestan (a weekly that was closed down in 2004) was arrested on 1 July by intelligence ministry agents, who searched his home and seized personal files, his computer hard disk and CD-ROMs. He was immediately taken to Evin prison.

Kabovand was sentenced on 18 August 2005 to eleven years in prison and a five-year ban on working as a journalist for “upsetting public opinion and spreading separatist ideas.” The sentence was reduced on appeal to a year in prison, which he never served. He founded a Kurdistan human rights organisation last year along with other journalists. Access to its website (www.insaniyet.com) has been blocked several times.



Other cases


18 12 2006 - Kaveh Javanmard , Karfto

25 01 2007 - Adnan Hassanpour, Asou

12 2006 - Mohammad Hassin Falahieh Zadeh, Alalam

9 09 2008 - Massoud Kurdpoor, Independant

18 11 2008 - Bahman Totonchi, Karfto

1 05 2009 - Alireza Saghafi , Rah Ayandeh

26 04 2009 - Sajad Khaksari, Galam Moalem