Iran:Written question - 215938

Asked by Guto Bebb

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Asked on: 25 November 2014
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the detention of journalists in Iran.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 28 November 2014

Freedom of expression in Iran is severely restricted. Iran has more journalists in prison than almost any other country. New outlets and online media are heavily censored and the majority of newspapers are now government controlled. We continue to urge Iran to guarantee the rights of all its citizens in line with its international obligations. We most recently raised our concerns around freedom of expression during Iran’s Universal Periodic Review during the UN Human Rights Council on 31 October.

Grouped Questions: 215935

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