پنجشنبه ۱۸ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۰۰:۰۲ - ۸ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
The media protection group Reporters Sans Frontiers (Reporters Without Borders) is calling for the immediate release of jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji. The Paris-based rights group called for Ganji's release in a statement issued today, the fifth anniversary of his arrest in Iran. Reporters sans Frontieres Says Ganji should be given an unconditional release from Tehran's Evin jail -- where he is in solitary confinement -- because he is seriously ill and his condition "requires immediate hospitalisation."
Prison doctors have said Ganji suffers from asthma and a bad back. Ganji has served five years of a six-year sentence handed down after he wrote that former president Hashemi Rafsanjani and others had been involved in the murder of opponents and intellectuals in late 1998.