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Banned Iranian newspaper Ebtekar allowed to reopen

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The ban on the Ebtekar Daily has been revoked four days after the newspaper was shut down by Iran's press court authorities. Iranian media report that Mohammad Ali Vakili, the Managing Director of the newspaper, was informed that the newspaper's publication ban had been lifted. Vakili announced that the newspaper will resume publication starting Wednesday April 30.

Front page of Ebtekar Newspaper April 30th issue

The newspaper was shut down after it reported on the removal of Gholamhossein Esmaili as the head of the country's prison organization following the attack on political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison.

The head of the judiciary has denied that any prisoner rights were violated at Evin and he insists that Esmaili's removal was more of a shuffle, which had been decided upon before any incident at Evin.

Ayatollah Larijani had also cautioned the media about reporting about the incident at Evin Prison in any manner that would indicate wrongdoing on the government's part.

Minister of Culture Ali Jannati had expressed his opposition to the ban on the Ebtekar Newspaper.

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