Clothilde Reiss Freed

After almost one year, the French teacher is returning from Iran:

Reiss, a French teacher at Isfahan university in central Iran, was arrested on 1st July 2009 when she was about to leave the country. She was accused of “damaging Iran’s national security” for gathering information about opposition demonstrations against Ahmadinedjad in Isfahan on 15 and 17 June.

She was released on bail on 16 August and placed under house arrest at the French embassy in Tehran. Two five-year jail sentences against her were replaced on 15 May by a heavy fine equivalent to 285,000 euros. She did not appeal. [Source]

Great news, but as Reporter Sans Frontiers notes, she is but one of many to have languished – and continue to do so – in jails for practising their right to freedom of expression.

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This entry was posted on May 17, 2010 by in Censorship, Europe, Iran, Politics and tagged , , , .
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