Who killed five journalists in Iran?

FIVE journalists were killed in Iran between November 1998 and February 1999. The Iranian authorities announced that "rogue elements" in the security services had carried out the killings, and some Ministry of Information employees were tried in secret for the murders. Then in January the NUJ obtained video-tapes that appear to show these employees being interrogated - and bullied, if not tortured, into making fantastical confessions. So who did kill the five, and other writers, the NUJ asked at a press conference on 21 January. Read more at www.londonfreelance.org and, thanks to uk.indymedia.org - see, we hope, extracts of the videos. Stills below.

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