Satellite TV equipment seized in Iran
TEHRAN, May 27 (AFP) -Iranian police seized 855 satellite television
dishes and decoders hidden in a trailer hauling wheat in a southern suburb
of Tehran, Kayhan paper reported Thursday.
The trailer was stopped in Ray city along with five people involved
Satellite dishes have been banned in Iran since 1995 to protect the
country from the "western cultural onslaught."
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last week vehemently defended
the ban on satellite television, saying youthful minds must be protected
from un-Islamic satellite culture.