'Hoviyyat-e Kheesh' banned for "insults"
against the Islamic republic
Keyhan Newspaper Website - Iran
Sunday, June 13, 1999
The fortnightly 'Hoviyyat-e Kheesh' ['Self-Identity'] has been banned
and all copies of the latest edition have been taken out of circulation.
According to reports, the Islamic Revolution Court of Tehran has indicated
that 'Hoviyyat-e Kheesh' has been accused of insults and defamation against
the main principles of the Islamic republic's system.
This was announced at a time when the staff of the fortnightly 'Hoviyyat'
are being prosecuted as a results of complaints made against them by a
number of war-disabled and self-sacrificers.
It was said that the managing-director of 'Hoviyyat, Hoseyn Kashani,
was called to chamber number six of the Islamic Revolution Court this morning
and questioned about the matter. It should be noted that Tehran's Islamic
Revolution Court has informed the minister of culture and Islamic Guidance
[Ata'ollah Mohajerani] about the investigation.