Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Fariba Pojooh, imprisoned journalist and blogger was released from prison today Saturday July 27th.
According to news provided to CHRR, jailed journalist Fariba Pojooh was released from prison after spending 18 days behind bars. On July 10, Security agents raided the home Fariba Pojooh, arbitrarily detained her and transferred her to prison. Pojooh is a journalist who has in the past worked for media outlets including Etemad newspaper and ILNA (Iranian Labour News Agency).
Fariba Pojooh was previously arrested following the disputed presidential elections in 2009. At that time she was held behind bars in Evin prison for 124 days before being released on bail. A lower court sentenced Pojooh to one year in prison. Branch 54 of Tehran Court of Appeals later modified the ruling to a 5-year suspended prison term.