Iran closes reformist publications

Proving once again that dictators don’t like anyone looking over their shoulders.

The BBC reports on the closing of Iran’s largest circulation reformists newspaper and a weekly magazine run by the son of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi.

Reformist newspapers banned in Iran

In an interview with BBC Persian television, Hossein Karroubi said that a few days ago, an Iranian government official had spoken to his mother, the proprietor of Iran Dokht.

The official had criticised the political stance of the opposition leader.

Hossein Karroubi said that three months ago there had been an attack on the offices of the journal and the attackers had taken “five or six” computer drives with them.

The actions fit in with the general absence of respect for civil rights exhibited by the Iranian government.

First posted at Journalism, Journalists and the World.

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