Iran Weekly Banned for Insulting Khatami
A conservative Iranian weekly in the holy city of Qom was suspended for "insulting" a number of officials, including moderate President Mohammad Khatami, press reports said Saturday.
The Rahian-e Feyzieh weekly was ordered closed by the public court in Qom, south of Tehran, for "insulting the president, the interior minister [Abdolvahed Mussavi Lari], and former culture minister Ataollah Mohajerani."
Iran's conservative-dominated judiciary launched a major campaign against the reformist press more than a year ago, closing more than 20 publications and arresting a number of journalists -- TEHRAN (AFP)
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