RSF deplores new crackdown on women journalists in Iran
Source: Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
There has been a new crackdown on women journalists since the start of the month, with two being arrested and held for nearly two weeks, five being summoned before the Tehran revolutionary court and one, who works for the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), being barred from leaving the country.
"The regime is taking a tougher line with women journalists," the press freedom organisation said. "These measures are illegal and contrary to national and international legal standards. We call on the Iranian authorities to put a stop to the political and legal harassment of the media."