News IranMiddle East – North Africa May 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed journalist Emadoldin Baghi suffers heart attack at Evin prison Help by sharing this information to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders today called for the definitive release of journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi who suffered a heart attack in his cell at Tehran’s Evin prison, after being returned there on 15 April following a temporary release for health reasons.“We urge the Iranian authorities to act now to avoid putting the journalist’s life at risk,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “He is suffering because of his prison conditions and we will hold them responsible if anything happens to him.”Baghi, 45, was hospitalised in Tehran after suffering a heart attack on 7 May but was returned to Evin jail the same evening. Earlier in the day, he had been brought before the 12th chamber of the capital’s revolutionary court in connection with a 2005 case against him after he used the media to criticise the behaviour of the prison authorities.On his return to Evin jail, the journalist realised that his books, articles and papers had been seized in his absence. Prison guards had also confiscated the defence he had prepared for legal proceedings against him. Baghi had been summoned to appear before courts five times in the past five months.His wife, Fatemeh Kamali Ahmad Sarahi, told Reporters Without Borders that she was very worried about his health. “His doctors have told me that these recurrent illnesses should be taken very seriously,” she said. June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News News News March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Baghi was on 10 April 2008 named as foreign journalist of the year at the British Press Awards. In 2005, he was awarded France’s human rights prize for his campaign to abolish the death penalty in Iran.