Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Moments ago another 3 journalists, Nasrin Takhoyori, Saba Azarpeik and Sasan Aghayee were released on bail.
According to CHRR, Nasrin Takhayori, editor of the social affairs section of Etemad newspaper and Sasan Aghayee, editor of the Saturday supplement section of this newspaper were detained on January 28th when security officials conducted a simultaneous raid on the offices of 5 media outlets in Tehran. Saba Azarpeik, a former reporter for Etemad newspaper and staff at Baztab Emrooz website was arrested at the same time while at her home.
Of the 19 journalists detained during the wave of arrests aimed at cracking down on the press, 17 have now been released on bail – Motehareh Shafiee, Ali Dehghan, Javad Daliri, Hossein Yaghchi, Fatemeh Sagharchi, Keyvan Mehregan, Emily Amrayee, Narges Joudaki, Reyhaneh Tabatabai, Akbar Montajebi, Pourya Alemi, Milad Fadai Asl, Soleiman Mohammadi, Pejman Mousavi, Nasrin Takhayori, Sasan Aghaee and Saba Azarpeik.
Two journalists, Ehsan Mazandarani and Mohammad Javad Rouh remain in custody. Ehsan Mazandarani, reporter at Etemad was arrested on February 20th and Mohammad Javad Rouh who in the past years worked at the banned newspapers Norouz and Yas and also at ILNA news was detained on March 2nd across from the offices of the weekly, Aseman. Both journalists were transferred to Evin prison.