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Sunday, 18 February, 2001, 12:58 GMT
Another reform journalist arrested in Iran

Reports from Iran say the country's conservative-dominated courts have ordered the arrest of the third pro-reform journalist in less than a week.

The official IRNA news agency quotes press and agency reports as saying the journalist, Fariba Davoodi-Mohajer, was detained at her home on Thursday.

The officers are also reported to have carried out a lengthy search of her home and confiscated several documents linked to the reform movement.

Mrs Davoodi-Mohajer worked for two newspapers that have been banned by the authorities.

About twenty publications have been suspended and more than a dozen journalists jailed in Iran since April last year.

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