Jailed reporter Siamak Ghaderi released

Siamak Ghaderi, an Iranian reporter who used to work for IRNA, was released from prison on Monday July 14 after serving his sentence.

Reports from Iran indicate that Ghaderi was released on a roadside in order to avoid any gathering of his supporters in front of the prison door.

Siamak Ghaderi was arrested on a charges of propaganda against the regime, disturbing public minds and publishing falsehoods, and he was sentenced to four years in jail and 80 lashes.

Ghaderi had posted several reports about the 2009 election protests on his weblog, which was blocked by the official government censors, leading to his dismissal from IRNA after 18 years of work there.

Kaleme reports that upon his release, Ghaderi went to visit Parvin Fahimi, the mother of Sohrab Aarabi, one of the protesters killed in the mass demonstrations of 2009.

By Radio Zamaneh


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