Iran Judiciary Closes Three More Pro-Reform Newspapers
Iran's conservative-led judiciary has ordered the closure of three weekly newspapers close to the reform movement, state radio reported on Tuesday.
The judiciary said in a statement that Mihan, Sobh-e Omid and Sepideh-e Zendeghi, all considered close to President Mohammad Khatami, had been "provisionally" shut down for violating the press code.
The papers have been charged with taking over the logos of publications that had been previously banned.
The conservative courts have closed more than two dozen newspapers and journals since April, almost all of them pro-reform. Several newspaper chiefs and journalists are in jail awaiting trial -- TEHRAN (AFP)
© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
- Court Orders Closure of Conservative Weekly for Defaming Khatami
- Iranian Court Reduces Jail Term of Pro-Reform Journalist
- Iran Court Slaps Permanent Ban on Reform Paper
- Jailed Pro-Reform Newspaper Editors Launch Hunger-Strike to Mark student Unrest
- Iranian MP Appears in Court over New Pro-Reform Newspaper