Friday, August 31, 2007

Ghorbanpour Freed on Bail

Farshad Ghorbanpour, a journalist working for Roozonline and other reformist publications, was freed today after posting a bail. Ghorbanpour was arrested on 31 July and was transferred to the notorious Section 209 at Evin prison. He was one of the eleven journalists and cyber-dissidents being held at Evin.

Ghorbanpour had been arrested for "spreading lies against the system" and "giving news to websites outside the country." Reporters Without Borders has been actively seeking the release of Ghorbanpour and other detained journalists. (Please see the 2 August entry in this blog: “Iranian Journalists Under assault.”)

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