• 5 November 2009
  • Posted By Matt Sugrue
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  • Events in Iran, Human Rights in Iran

Reporter Arrested by Security Forces

The Associated Press is reporting that a reporter working for the Agence France Presse was arrested on November 4th. The Agence France Presse has said it has not heard from reporter Farhad Pouladi since Wednesday.

The AFP’s acting bureau chief in Tehran said Iranian reporter Farhad Pouladi was taken into custody Wednesday as he headed to cover a state-sanctioned rally outside the former U.S. Embassy. Anti-government protesters also clashed with anti-riot police during counter marches not far from the rally.

Since the June elections in Iran, foreign press agencies have been barred from covering protests. Numerous reporters, both from foreign and domestic media outlets, have been arrested by the government in the months following the disputed election.

 The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is reported to be examining Mr. Pouladi’s detention.

Posted By Matt Sugrue

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