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Iranian daily 'Tehran Emrouz' banned for insulting Ahmadinejad

Tehran, June 22, IRNA - Iran's Press Supervisory Board has banned Tehran Emrouz newspaper for and revoked its license for "lack of legal conditions," a morning paper reported on Sunday. According to the Persian-language 'Iran' newspaper, the board announced its verdict in a statement.

In another development, 'Iran' said that Tehran's Public Prosecutor Office has summoned the banned daily's director for "publishing articles and images insulting to president".

It said that a special issue recently published by Tehran Emrouz on the occasion of the third anniversary of president's election, was an "unprecedented insult" against him.

The office added that articles appeared in the special issue were examples of "defamation and publishing false reports to disturb public opinion."

Tehran Emrouz apologizes for unfair criticism

Editorial Board of Tehran Emrouz daily on Sunday apologized to the government for what it said unfair criticism.

The daily subject to a ban admitted in a statement that it overstepped limits of freedom of expression.

The statement said that the daily has failed to observe moderate approach in dealing with the country's political affairs.

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