Iran adds to its list of press freedom violations — CPJ

Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) – Shahrvand-e Emrooz's cover shows Ahmadinejad being lectured. (Shahrvand Weekly Website) New York, September 9, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the forced closure of two independent Iranian newspapers on Monday and the arrest of an Iranian writer in the city of Tabriz.

In July and August,
Shahrvand-e Emrooz (Today’s Citizen), a reformist weekly, ran two covers depicting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a satirical light. The paper was banned
indefinitely under Article 6 of the Iranian Press Law, which
prohibits “insulting legal or real persons who are lawfully respected, even by means of pictures or caricatures,” the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) reported.

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Iran adds to its list of press freedom violations

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