Posted by: bahareiran | December 17, 2011

Iran charges 2 newspapers with ‘instigating public opinion’

The session to see to the cases of ‘Tehran Emrouz’ and ‘Afarinesh’ dailies were held in the 78th branch of theTehran Penal Court with the presence of the plaintiff, defendants and the jury.

According to reports, the cases of the editors in chief of the Tehran Emrouz and Afarinesh were seen to on Sunday in the Media Court presided over by Judge Baqeri. After the bill of indictment issued by the Tehran Public andRevolutionary Courtwas read out, the suspects defended themselves.

According to this report, Tehran Emrouz was charged with publishing lies with the intention of instigating public opinion while Afarinesh was charged with publishing false information. (ISNA state-run News Agency – Dec. 6, 2011)

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