Tehran, Dec 2, IRNA -- Leading journalist Saeed Hajjarian was
released on bail after he was summoned to the court on Wednesday over
his remarks on the 1998 serial killings of the intellectuals and
dissidents, the daily Hambastegi said here Saturday.
It said that Hajjarian was summoned after the Judiciary Head,
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi had banned any comment on the
serial killings. The murders were later on blamed on rogue elements
within the Intelligence Ministry.
Hajjarian, a close ally of President Mohammad Khatami, remains
partially paralyzed since a bullet wound pierced his cheek in March.
Eight men were detained after the assassination bid.
Last week, an MP said that three suspects in his attempted
assassination are in custody and two others are free on bail.