Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Two more independant newspapers in Iran shut down. How is it possible that anyone with a shred of decency can look at what is going on in Iran and not be utterly repulsed?

Iran's judiciary on Sunday ordered the closure of two reformist newspapers, accusing them of "publishing lies and being hostile to the Islamic regime", IRNA reported.

The daily's director, Mostafa Malekian, had written that "the repression of ideas and people is a sick solution resulting from the old cultural and political structure that is ruling Iran".

The second paper closed, the weekly Vaght (Time), was accused of publishing articles classed as an "attack on modesty".

It was accused of having published "depraved" photographs of women as well as images of personalities from Iran's former imperial regime, ousted in 1979.

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