Iran/arrest of cinema professionals
Paris, September 21, 2011
France is deeply concerned about the arrest of documentary film-makers accused of working for the BBC Persian service.
These arrests are another illustration of the constant repression journalists, film-makers and artists suffer in Iran for freely carrying out their work.
We call on the Iranian authorities to release the film-makers being detained and respect in practice the international commitments to which they have subscribed, and in particular guarantee the full exercise of freedom of expression and creation./.