CPJ urges release of all jailed Iranian journalists after bail granted to Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi.
CPJ was unable to determine where Abbasi was being held or if he had been formally charged.
Numerous journalists have been silenced and witnesses to brutality fear the consequences of speaking out.
Concerns mount over use of new Artificial Intelligence and facial recognition technology to target women.
“The arbitrary arrests of a dozen activists are aimed at suppressing popular discontent with ongoing impunity and rights violations.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls on the judiciary to purge dissenting voices online
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls on the judiciary to purge dissenting voices online.
The activist was arrested after publishing her first satirical cartoon on Instagram since 2020.
“The systematic persecution of journalists who still dare to do their job must end,” says RSF.
Rights groups report at least 20,000 people arrested and detained following Mahsa Amini’s death, but fear the toll could be much higher.
More than half of detained Iranian journalists had devices seized since protests began.
Over 480 global voices join forces to support Iranians fighting for freedom and democracy.
Alongside threat of prosecutions, Iranian authorities are clearly in a rush to start trials and mete out speedy punishments, says CPJ.
Ongoing phishing campaign threatens independent groups in the region.
An independent mechanism with investigative, reporting and accountability functions is urgently needed to address the gross human rights violations committed during demonstrations.