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Iran arrests journalist reporting sans permit

Iran arrests journalist reporting sans permit

An Iranian reporter working for the Associated France Press (AFP) has been arrested while covering a rally commemorating the 30th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover in Tehran.


Security authorities arrested the reporter on Wednesday after they found him to be working in Iran without a permit, Fars News Agency reported on Friday.

According to officials, a number of other journalists have also been arrested on the landmark day, which saw tens of thousands of Iranians take to the streets as part of an annual event to mark the storming of the American embassy in Tehran more than thirty years ago.

On November 4, 1979, university students took over the US embassy in Tehran and held 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days.

The students were convinced that Washington was plotting against the Islamic Revolution just months after the toppling of the US-backed shah.

Inside the embassy, they found shredded documents which proved their convictions..


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