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Iran: Two journalists detained in new wave of arrests

By Alice Purkiss / 19 January, 2012

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Two journalists have been arrested in Iran following a  new crackdown on journalists and women’s rights activists. Blogger and activist Parastou Dokouhaki, was arrested on Sunday, while journalist Marzieh Rasouli was arrested on Tuesday. Dokouhaki, who used to work for feminist magazine, was arrested after security agents entered her home, confiscated her computer and personal effects, and detained her. She is charged with “propaganda against the state”. Rasouli, who has written for a number of Reformist and independent publications, is charged with acts against national security.

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