» 05/06/2009, 00.00
Roxana Saberi interrupts hunger strike
Appeal against the journalist, held in the capital’s prison under charges of espionage set for May 12th. Her father had launched an alarm over her state of health. According to Tehran she had always eaten regularly.
Tehran censors Internet as mystery surrounds death in prison of dissident and blogger
The authorities claim that Omidreza Mirsayafi, a young blogger, killed himself with an overdose of prescription drugs. The family retorts that the prison clinic was responsible for dispensing the medicine. A political dissident dies from poison on 6 March. Reporter Roxana Saberi’s father pleads in a letter to Khamenei to let his daughter go.
27/04/2009 IRAN – UNITED STATES
Roxana Saberi on hunger strike in Iranian prison
The journalist’s father says his daughter is not in a bad condition but is “physically frail and desperate”. Following appeals by Obama and Clinton some hope looms. For Reporters Without Borders her arrest is “warning” to journalists working in the country.
Being a woman, journalist, and Christian in a Baghdad returning to life
Under pressure from Islamic fundamentalists trying to force them to convert, with the additional risks of the journalistic profession, in exile from one country to another: the Calvary of two Iraqi women from the fall of Saddam to the present.
Tehran: Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, the government militias attack Khatami
A day of clashes and tension throughout the country. Celebrating the International Day of Al-Quds, the Iranian president accuses the "Zionist regime" for the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan. The opposition organizes counter-demonstrations, suppressed by force by pro-government militias.
Military junta releases 249 political prisoners
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy and Nobel Prize winner, remains under house arrest.
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