Friday, July 26, 2002

Iran bans reformist newspaper



Nouruz, the leading reformist newspaper in Iran, has been banned for six months and Mohsen Mirdamadi, the paper's director and a member of the Iran Parliament, has been sentenced to jail for the same length of time.

He may not actually go to jail since he is a distinguished member of parliament and heads the Maglis foreign affairs and national security committee. He also also been prohibited from engaging in press activities for four years.

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