This article in Deutsche Welle is by Shabnam von Hein. Here is an excerpt:
According to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights, at least 62 journalists are currently behind bars. Milad Alavi, who works for Tehran’s daily paper Shargh, is now in the same prison as the well-known sociologist Saeed Madani. In late December, his paper had reported that Madani had received multiple visits from high-ranking officials of an unnamed ministry in prison.
“They were asking him for advice on how to end the uprising across the country,” his lawyer, Mahmoud Behzadirad, later said in an interview with Shargh. Saeed Madani is said to have suggested ending the violence and taking protesters’ rights into consideration.
Madani has been sentenced to nine years in jail, convicted on grounds of contributing to “building and leading anti-establishment groups” and spreading “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran” through his books and articles.
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