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CPJ relieved by release of journalist in Iran

In response to reports that Iason Athanasiadis, a journalist detained in Iran since June 17, was released today we issued the following statement...

"We are relieved that Iason's ordeal has come to an end and that he will soon be reunited with his family and loved ones," said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. "However, there are still around 20 journalists imprisoned in Iran. We hope that they too will be released soon."

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Mousavi is a hardline regime insider who was vetted and cleared to run for office. And yet the regime felt so threatened by him that they resorted to massive election fraud to keep him out of office? THat's nonsense. There is no actual evidence of election fraud in Iran -- see for the compiled list of claims and counter-claims.