Iran: Female Journalists Face Arrest
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A prominent international media rights group says
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says two journalists -- Mahbubeh Hosseinzadeh and Nahid Keshavarz -- have been arrested and held for nearly two weeks after covering a demonstration calling for the repeal of laws that discriminate against women.
The Paris-based organization says five women journalists -- Asieh Amini, Jila Bani Yaghoub, Jelveh Javaheri, Nushine Ahmadi Khorasani, and Sussan Tahmassebi -- have been summoned before the
Parnaz Azima, a broadcaster with Radio Farda, the Persian-language service run jointly by RFE/RL and Voice of America, has also been barred from leaving the country. Azima told Radio Farda today that all efforts to get her Iranian passport back have failed.
"It's my right [to travel to
Azima had her passport seized when she arrived in