Journalist Zhila Ban Yaghoub Arrested in Iran
Nobel Women's initiative
07-Jul-2009 (one comment)

Iranian journalist Zhila Bani Yaghoub and her husband Bahman Ahmadi Amooyi were arrested in Iran over the weekend after government forces reportedly raided their home.  Yaghoub is a veteran journalist who has worked to promote women's rights in Iran. Hundreds of protesters were arrested over the weekend and at least ten were killed as authorities cracked down violently on demonstrators. Most foreign journalists have been asked to leave the country and there are reports of many Iranian journalists being arrested.

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