چهارشنبه ۲۹ شهریور ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۲۰:۰۶
Media Group Calls for Release of Sick Iranian Journalist From Jail
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.