To @SecBlinken
I was saddened to note that on World Press Freedom day, you refrained from condemning the Islamic Republic of Iran's egregious violations of press freedom and instead focused on Turkey, China, Egypt & Russia as jailers of journalists. This is unacceptable
2-Last year, the Islamic republic kidnapped Ruhollah Zam from Iraq to Iran where he was executed. Zam's crime was to expose corruption in Iran as part of his work as a journalist. He was innocent
3-According to World Press Freedom Index of @RSF_inter,IRI has one of the most repressive environments for journalists ranking 174 out of 180 countries. Journalists are routinely arrested, forced to make false confessions, are exposed to physical abuse & forced to live in exile.
4-As an Iranian-American journalist myself, I have received death threats from Islamic Republic officials. The regime even planned to lure me to Turkey to abduct me to Iran and finally they took my brother hostage. Your silence is not acceptable.

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1-Please don't miss a single video of Yasaman Aryani in this thread, an inspirational heroic woman of Iran.

See how many anti-women laws she broke for freedom

Civil disobedience is in her DNA. She’s in jail. Before being jailed, she'd asked me to be her voice #WhiteWednesdays
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Does this child look like a mobster?
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1-Look at these human faces. They're #Baluchi
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خطاب به سمیرا زرگری:
چقدر این خواسته‌ی شما از حکومت شرم‌آور است.
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