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Attacks on the Press 1999: Iran

The Iranian press was again the main battleground in a bitter power struggle between reformist president Muhammad Khatami and Iran’s conservative clerical establishment, led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of the Islamic Republic. With crucial parliamentary elections slated for February 2000, the conservative-controlled judiciary pressed ahead with a steady campaign of repression against reformist…

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Iran: Two leading reformist editors sentenced

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to condemn the three-year prison sentence handed down on Saturday against Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, editor of the reformist daily Asr-e-Azadegan. We are also greatly alarmed by the conviction and jailing of Abdullah Nouri, the former Interior Minister and publisher of the daily Khordad, which also took place on Saturday.

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Iran: Editor charged with “insulting Islam” arrested for missing court date

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to express its profound concern about the arrest on Tuesday of Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, editor-in-chief of the daily Asr-e-Azadegan.

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