Silencing of journalist draws huge backlash from Iranian public

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Yashar Soltani was arrested after exposing corruption in Tehran mayor’s office and his solitary confinement is provoking outrage

The silencing of a journalist who is being kept in solitary confinement after exposing corruption in Tehran’s mayor’s office is drawing a huge backlash in Iran and is being widely condemned as shooting the messenger.

Yashar Soltani, the editor of Memari News, an architecture and urban development website, was arrested on 17 September after publishing a letter that showed the office of Tehran’s mayor had sold or relinquished public land and apartments worth up to £500m to officials and members of the municipal council under extraordinary discounts and other favourable arrangements.

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