Iran bans weekly close to Karoubi

Iranian authorities banned a moderate weekly magazine yesterday, semi-official news agency Fars reported, a day after the release of six detained journalists.

The agency's report said the licence of the magazine Iran Dokht, close to defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi, was revoked by a state press supervision body.

Several publications have been banned and many journalists detained since street protests broke out in the aftermath of presidential elections last year.

Moderate websites reported in early February the total number of journalists in detention had risen to at least 55, including the Assistant Editor-In-Chief of Iran Dokht weekly.

 

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