Business & Economy | Energy & Oil Art | Film & Music | Events Heritage & History Philanthropy
Sports | Politics For Peace | Society & Culture Literature & Books Health & Medicine
Rights | Women | Diaspora Travel | Environment & Geography Science & Education Middle East & Asia

Home|News|Archive|RSS
twitter|facebook|Privacy Policy



Payvand Iran News ...
02/24/14 Bookmark and Share
Iran: Officials of closed newspaper released on bail

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The director of the Aseman daily was released on bail on Sunday February 23. ILNA reports that Abbas Bozorgmehr was released until his trial on bail of three trillion rials.


Abbas Bozorgmehr

The report indicates that Leyla Ebrahiman, the editor of the article that led to the shutdown of the newspaper, was also released yesterday on bail impending trial.

The Aseman daily was shut down on Thursday February 20, six days into its launch, when an article on the Sharia law of Qesas stirred outrage from conservative elements in the government.

Reporters Without Borders condemned Aseman's closure and the arrest of the journalists.

Related Articles:

Reformist Iranian Daily Shut Down, Editor Arrested

- Iranian authorities have banned a newly-launched reformist daily Aseman and arrested its managing editor over an article in which the Islamic law of retribution was described as inhumane. - 2/21/14

Iran's Writers Association Criticizes State Pressure

- Iran's Writers Association says security officials have prevented the group from holding its monthly advisory meeting. In a recently issued statement, the group says the meeting was due to be held on January 14 at the home of one of the members. But according to the statement, a few days before the scheduled meeting, the individual was summoned by the Intelligence Ministry and "forced" to cancel the gathering. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 1/25/14

Iranian journalist slams Rohani government for continued press chill

- Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin has criticized the new administration for failing to take any effective steps toward freedom of the press. Shamsolvaezin says: "In the media field, there has been no change with the arrival of the new government." - 12/27/13

Iranian journalists group says it's cleared to reopen

- The head of the Association of Iranian Journalist has announced that the association will soon reopen. The Association of Iranian Journalist was founded in September of 1997. In July of 2009, in the midst of election protests, the infamous Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi shut it down. - 12/26/13

Iranian writers call for more resistance against censorship

- The Iranian Writers' Association has issued an announcement in advance of next Wednesday's Struggle Against Censorship. The statement indicates that in the past year, many more writers and artists have stood up against censorship. - 12/2/13

 

... Payvand News - 02/24/14 ... --



comments powered by Disqus

© Copyright 2014 NetNative
(All Rights Reserved)

Popular Now

Join Payvand's Facebook Page

join Payvand's daily News mailing list
* indicates required

Home | Contact | About | Archive | Web Sites | Bookstore | Persian Calendar | twitter | facebook | RSS Feed