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Two journalists released, four others arrested

(RSF/IFEX) - Abdolreza Tajik, reporter for the newspaper "Farhikhtegani," who was arrested on 14 June 2009, was released on bail on 29 July. Franco-Iranian journalist Said Movahedi, who was arrested on 11 July, was freed on 28 July.

Said Shariti, a journalist working for several publications close to the reformist Participation Party, was arrested on 29 July on the orders of State Prosecutor Said Mortazavi. Shariti had already been arrested and held for 24 hours on 14 June.

Documentary filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was arrested on 29 July along with director Jafar Panahi in the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in the south of the capital, Tehran, where a demonstration was being held in memory of the protesters who have been killed in recent weeks.

Reporters Without Borders has also learned of the arrest on 30 June of journalist Abolfazl Abedini Nasr in the city of Ahvaz, in the south of Iran. Nasr has only been able to contact his family once since his arrest.

To read more on Nasr's arrest, click here.
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