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June 22, 2009

Cartoonist Among Arrested In Iran

According to an Associated Press report, a cartoonist was among 23 journalists, bloggers and similar persons listed by Reportres Sans Frontieres as having been arrested in Iran over the weekend. The cartoonist was not named in wire reports and it's been almost impossible to get on the RSF English- or French-language web sites, one would guess given the current high level of international interest in the story. It was reported early last week that a cartoon insulting to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad run in the newspaper Velayat from the Qazvin provice caused that publication's offices to be closed, although little in the way details were reported and I didn't even see independent confirmation.
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