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Iran arrests mother of imprisoned RSF press freedom laureate

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns the arrest of Farangis Mazloom, the mother of Soheil Arabi, an imprisoned citizen-journalist who was awarded the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2017. Her arrests seems to fit a pattern of Iranian government harassment of the families of prisoners of conscience, especially journalists.Plainclothes agents arrested Mazloom at her sister’s home on 22 July and took her to a location that is still unknown. The authorities have not yet said why she is being held.

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