Iranian Judiciary removes ban on media that published former president Khatami

Society Materials 2 March 2015 16:05 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 2

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

The Iranian Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei has said that the judiciary has lifted the ban on media that published former president Mohammad Khatami's speeches or photos.

Ejei, who was speaking during a press conference, stated that the media were unbanned after they pledged in court not to do so again, Fars news agency reported Mar. 2.

The media were unbanned 24 hours after they were banned, he stated.

The Iranian Judiciary has recently banned the country's media from covering news or publishing pictures of the former president.

Iran blocked access to reformist Jamaran and Bahar News websites in late Feb. due to their covering some reports about the ex-president.

Jamaran is the official website of the "Publication and Organizing Institute of Imam Khomeini Works," which is headed by Hassan Khomeini, nephew of the Islamic Republic founder, Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini.

On Feb. 16, Mohseni Ejei said that Iranian media remain banned from mentioning the former reformist president and publishing his comments, statements, and pictures.

Mohseni Ejei warned that the media outlets that violated the ban would be dealt with.

Edited by CN