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Court hearings held for managing editors of banned Iranian dailies Etemad and Nassim Saba

Tehran, Dec 23, IRNA - Court hearings were held for managing editors of the Persian language dailies Nasim Saba and Etemad at the Branch 76th of Tehran's Criminal Court on Sunday.

Managing Directors of the banned daily Nasim Saba Majid Qassemi Feizabadi and of Etemad Elias Hazrati showed up in the court to be informed of charges raised against them.

The jury board members were present in the session.

Qassemi is charged with spreading lies, desecrating Islam, propagating against the Islamic Republic system, publishing indecent pictures and publishing false reports to mislead public opinion.

Abbas Bashiri, the Attorney of Nasim Saba Director took the podium and presented some evidences in defense of his client, urging his acquittal by the court.

Majid Qassemi's lawyer too raised some evidence, pleading not guilty.

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