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Iran: Public Prosecutor's Office says death of Sazgara is sheer lie


Public Prosecutor's Office in an announcement issued in Tehran on Saturday evening, rejected rumors on death of journalist Mohsen Sazgara at Evin prison as a sheer lie, IRNA reported.

The journalist and university professor Mohsen Sazgara was arrested last February. His Golestan-e Iran (Garden of Iran) newspaper was closed down last year shortly after hitting the newsstands.

The announcement published by the Public Prosecutor's Office further warned the press against publishing rumors, creating tension in the society and making disinformation about the prisons' status. It called on certain people and press, who always try to make crisis in the society, to move within the framework of laws and regulations and refrain from publishing false news and information.

The announcement further quoted the weekly report of Evin prison as saying that while certain press published the rumor of hunger strike, bad health condition and death of Sazgara last week, he was in a good health condition at Evin prison.

Meanwhile, the public relations department of the Public Prosecutor's Office stressed that the Prisons Organization rejects any rumor on Sazgara's hunger strike.

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