New York, July
8, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is
disturbed by the Iranian government's persistent mistreatment of detained
journalists as well as news reports that authorities have arrested two
additional journalists in recent days.
"We are profoundly disturbed by media reports and testimonies indicating that Iran's prison and judicial authorities continue to engage in abusive and retaliatory tactics against detained journalists," said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Mohamed Abdel Dayem. "Making matters worse, the authorities continue to detain new journalists at an alarmingly steady pace."