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Iranian Screenwriter, TV Producer Jailed In Tehran

  • RFE/RL's Radio Farda

Mostafa Azizi

Mostafa Azizi

A former screenwriter and producer with Iran’s state-controlled television has been in jail in Tehran for the past two months.

Mostafa Azizi, who moved to Canada in 2010, had returned to Tehran to visit his relatives when he was arrested in February and transferred to the notorious Evin prison.

Azizi has been reportedly charged with "insulting Iran's supreme leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and "spreading propaganda" against the Islamic establishment.

The reason for the charges is not clear.

Azizi’s son, journalist Arash Azizi, has written on his Facebook page that his father is in "good" physical and psychological condition and that he had not been physically hurt in prison.

The Iranian authorities have not publicly commented on Azizi’s detention.

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