Journalist is assaulted by West Azerbaijan governor's security guards
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A journalist was savagely assaulted by guards outside the provincial governor's office in Oroumiyeh last week, according to Iranian news sites and the reporter's site Zolfaghar.

Ahmad Naghizadeh, journalist, member of the Association of Young Jurists, and a spokesman for the presidential campaign of former Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezai, was beaten by security guards as he tried to take photos of banners congratulating Vahid Jalalzadeh on his first day as West Azerbaijan's provincial governor on Tuesday.

Naghizadeh was photographing the banners with his mobile telephone when he was set upon by security guards on the sidewalk, before being dragged into the governorship and kicked repeatedly as he lay on the ground.

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