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Crackdown on newspapers in Iran

Crackdown on newspapers in Iran NCRI – Iranian regime banned a newspaper for covering recent uprisings in northwestern provinces.

The Neda-y-Azar-Abadegan daily was closed down for reporting mass demonstrations and public resentment towards the clerical regime and its chief editor was arrested and put in jail. The office of the newspaper was locked and sealed.

Azeri speaking population, offended by a cartoon published in a state-run daily in May, held mass demonstrations and protests in northwestern provinces and clashed with suppressive forces when they attacked government buildings and state-owned banks. Dozens of people were reported killed and many more wounded and arrested during the unrests which went on for over two weeks. The situation in these provinces are still tense.