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Journalist group criticizes Iran press clampdown

PARIS (Reuters) - International media watchdog Reporters without Borders (RsF) Monday accused Iran's supreme leader of turning his country into a huge jail for journalists and published an Internet petition seeking the release of those held. RsF report here

The Paris-based RsF, which also called for an end to a crackdown on pro-reform newspapers, said 14 Iranian journalists were being held and another 16 faced prosecution and possible arrest.

``(Iran's supreme leader) Ayatollah (Ali) Khamenei has turned his country into the world's largest prison for journalists,'' RsF Secretary-General Robert Menard said in a statement.

The group displayed on its Web site (www.rsf.fr) a list of detained journalists and a petition to demand their release and the repeal of Iran's press law.

Around 25 reformist publications have been shut down and journalists and editors jailed for alleged insults against Islamic values and undermining national security since April, when Khamenei accused the independent press of being ``bases of the enemy.''

Khamenei earlier this month personally ordered parliament to kill debate on reforming the press law.


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