Iranian Authorities Search Journalists' Homes

Published June 14th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The homes of three reformist journalists, including the imprisoned Akbar Ganji, were searched under orders of a revolutionary tribunal, the pro-reform newspaper Bayan said Wednesday. 

Ganji and Ali Reza Alavitahar, both journalists at the suspended newspaper Sobh-e-Emruz, and Ezatollah Sahabi, who runs Iran-e-Farda magazine, are accused of traveling in early April to Berlin for a conference on Iran that Tehran authorities have judged "anti-Islamic," Bayan said. 

"Five people came and took many things, including videocassettes, tickets for Berlin, game disks and several copies of Time magazine," Ganji's wife told Bayan. 

Ahmad Alijani, editor in chief of Iran-e-Farda, said: "Four agents from the revolutionary tribunal came Monday to our magazine's office and took all our telephone books, disks, hard disks and all the letters our readers had sent us." 

Ganji was arrested on April 22nd for articles linking former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to the murders of several liberal dissidents in 1998 - TEHRAN (AFP) 


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