Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 21 / Trend T. Jafarov/
Iranian security forces broke into the office of Iran newspaper and tried to arrest Iranian President's Media Advisor and IRNA News Agency Managing Director Ali Akbar Javanfekr on Monday morning. But his supporters, the staff of Iran newspaper and other journalists prevented this. The journalists and security forces clashed, the Iranian news website "Tabnak" reported.
According to the information, Javanfekr's supporters didn't allow to take him out of the office.
"Javanfekr's supporters stated that he should be called and arrested by the Court," the report said.
Despite the clash, the security forces were able to arrest Javanfekr.
The Tehran Court branch No 76 sentenced Javanfekr, who is also the editor-in-chief of Iran newspaper, for a one year in prison on Sunday. He was banned to conduct media activities for three years.
Earlier, Iranian Mehr News Agency reported that Javanfekr was arrested during a press conference by policemen and Judiciary System's officials. However after a while, it reported that Javanfekr was released after the negotiations between the Iranian Government and Judiciary System officials.
Earlier, IRNA reported that the personnel of Iran newspaper prevented the arrest of Javanfekr.
Javanfekr could apply to the Court of Appeal within 20 days
Some IRNA employees, including the General Director Mosayyeb Naimi, were arrested during conflict with police officers, IRNA reported.
Javanfekr is charged of publishing subjects and pictures which are against Islamic norms on special supplement of the newspaper.