Iran shuts down student paper over attack photos
TEHRAN, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have closed a student
publication for carrying photos of a bloody police attack on student
dormitories, which sparked widespread unrest in July, a newspaper reported
It was the second recent closure of a student magazine in Iran, where
several moderate dailies have been banned this year.
The newspaper Sobh-e Emrouz said a court in Tehran, acting on a complaint
by police over the photos, ordered the student magazine Anjoman (Council),
to be closed.
It quoted an Islamic student group at a technical university as saying
the magazine's publisher and a graphic artist were expected to be put
on trial next week on unspecified charges.
Pro-reform student groups have continued to speak out against the attack
on the dormitories by police and hardline vigilantes. At least one person
was killed and many injured in the raid which took place after a peaceful
The attack sparked widespread student demonstrations and some of the
worst riots since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Another student publication, Mowj, was closed recently for publishing
a play which allegedly insulted a Shi'ite Moslem saint. Four students
and a professor went on trial on Wednesday at a Tehran court in connection
with the play.