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July 13, 2006

RSF: Mana Neyestani Part of Trend

The Reporters Sans Frontieres release hitting the wire services this morning spotlights the latest arrest of a journalist in Iran, Ramin Jahanbegloo, in this case for allegedly fomenting revolution on behalf of the United States. According to the article the 12 journalists and bloggers arrested recently include cartoonist Mana Neyestani, whose cartoon of a cockroach speaking Azeri was blamed for rioting by a significant Iranian minority group and led to the cartoonist and his editor being arrested.
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