The most important event in February for the Radio Farda team was the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran on February 11.On this day the regime used everything at its disposal to mobilize pro-government rallies as a show of strength in support for the regime and to outmaneuver protesters, effectively stopping them from staging their own rallies. The regime succeeded to some extent; however, there were sporadic protests in Tehran and other major cities. Radio Farda broadcast special programs from 9:30 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. In the more than 50 features, packages, interviews and reports that they aired, Farda
Imprisoned in Azerbaijan
Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
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