A year and a half after his arrest, the Cairo Criminal Court has renewed the detention of journalist Tawfiq Ghanem on Monday, October 10, for 45 days, according to the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms.
The state of freedom of expression in Iran continues to worsen, especially under the recent campaign of arrests in which at least 36 journalists – both male and female — have been detained in the three weeks since demonstrations broke out over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, according to the Iranian Journalists Syndicate.
In a statement on Iran’s crackdown on press freedoms and journalists, Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) says: “Iran keeps pursuing a policy of repressing and persecuting journalists and human rights activists and workers, and throwing them in prisons and detention centers for long periods and on unspecified charges.”
The Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) has commented that the blogger and anti- impunity activist Myriam Bribri has spent two years in the courts just for exercising the right to freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed by both domestic and international laws by exposing the security services' violations against citizens.
The Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) strongly condemns the assault on journalist Noman Al-Asbahi and his detention without legal justification at the hands of security personnel in the al-Shamaitain District in Taiz Governorate, which constitutes a violation of the right to expression and an abuse of power.
The Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) condemns the threats against journalist Fouad Mus’ed, and arbitrary measures taken to prevent him and some other colleagues from being interviewed by satellite channels' broadcasting offices located in the Aden city under the control of the southern transitional council's militias.