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6/30/03

Iran's "Javan" daily banned

A court here on Sunday suspended the Persian-language daily Javan (www.iran-javan.com/) for charges of spreading falsehoods and not specifying the name of the publisher, IRNA reported from Tehran.

Branch Three of Public Prosecutor's Office in a letter to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance said that the public prosecutor and a complainant had filed a complaint against Javan for the charges, and asked the ministry to stop the publication of the daily.

The office said that it had summoned Javan's editor-in-chief who had said that he was waiting for the Supervision Board on the Press to issue a license for the daily.

The editor, the office added, has also said that a "Payam Avaran Nashr Rooz" company is holding the publication right of the daily.

It further stressed that these contradict Articles 7 and 8 of the Press Law, and therefore the daily must be stopped from publication.

Article 7 of the Press Law prohibits printing a publication without mentioning the name of the publisher and the license-holder, and also without specifying the whereabouts of the printing office and the main office of the publication.

Under Article 8 of the law, leaving the publication right of a print media to others is forbidden and is considered an offense unless it is thus requested by the publisher and the request is approved by the Supervision Board on the Press.

... Payvand News - 6/30/03 ... --



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