The Journalist who went to jail for a crocodile

An Iranian cartoonist tells of the harrowing experience of press censorship in his country as Reporters Without Borders kicks off a campaign to highlight the plight of jailed journalists around the world.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 11/16/2005 12:00 am EST

It was a phone call every journalist in Iran dreads. It came from none other than Saeed Mortazavid, a man whose name strikes terror in the hearts of journalists in Iran. In Canada, he is best known as the prosecutor in the Zahra Kazemi case.

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