Iranian daily Etemad banned
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 / Trend D.Khatinoglu/
The Iranian Judiciary System banned daily Etemad publication, IRNA reported on Sunday.
According to the report, the publication was banned for two months after publishing Vice-President Ali Akbar Javanfekr's interview with this newspaper. He criticized President Ahmadinejad's some opposition members, especially the Judiciary System's approach to investigate a $2.8 billion bank fraud case.
The Iranian Judiciary System confirmed banning the daily Etemad by Tehran's Prosecutor, without giving further information.
Iran has recently arrested 35 people suspected of a $2.8 billion fraud scandal, which is described as Iran's biggest case of embezzlement.
According to the documents, Iranian Bank Saderat, Bank Melli, Tat Bank, the Central Bank of Iran and the Economy Ministry were involved in the financial scandal.
Following the embezzlement, a number of Iran's top financial officials, including the heads of Bank Saderat, Melli and Tourism resigned.
The Iranian Judiciary System arrested former Deputy Foreign Minister for Administrative and Financial Affairs Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh on June 23 as well.
Javanfekr noted that Sharif Malekzadeh's wife aborted his baby, as well.