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Persian daily "Qanoun" to return to newsstands

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

A court in Tehran revoked a ban on the Persian daily Qanoun (Law). In a hearing on Monday, the paper was punished by a fine of 50 million rials (about $1,650) after it was found guilty on charges of making 'false accusations', disturbing public opinion and publishing articles against public decency.

The newspaper will hit newsstands as of August 23.

In May, the Judiciary banned the newspaper, making it the fourth such publication to be shut down in recent months.

Masoud Kazemi, the editor-in-chief of Qanoun daily, said the ban was imposed because of a news headlined 'Rouyanian released on bail'.

In its news, the daily said Mohammad Reza Rouyanian, the former traffic police chief who was later appointed the manager of popular soccer team Persepolis and the secretary of Transportation and Fuel Management Headquarters (TFMH) during the tenure of ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was freed from custody after he was granted a 1trillion rial ($33.5 million) bail.

Kazemi said the daily has been charged for 'committing criminal acts'.

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