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Three Iranian journalists arrested in fresh crackdown

Iran lead the pack of countries with the most imprisoned journalists in 2011, holding 43 behind bars. This week Iran added to its reputation with the arrest of at least three prominent journalists: Marzieh Rasouli, Parastoo Dokouhaki, and Sahamoddin Bourghani. Decrying what he calls a "revolving prison door," routinely releasing journalists while arresting others, CPJ's Mohamed Abdel Dayem is quoted in The Guardian discussing the latest deterioration of press freedom in Iran.

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