Iran shuts down newspaper over Revolutionary Guards complaint

By REUTERS
June 20, 2016 15:30

DUBAI - Iranian authorities on Monday shut down the Ghanoon newspaper, which has criticized the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the newspaper said in a statement on its website.

The move came days after President Hassan Rouhani called for greater freedom of expression in the media.

Ghanoon said it been shut by the judiciary after complaints made by the IRGC's Department of Intelligence.

The paper has been accused of "libel and publishing falsehoods to create public anxiety," according to its website. It did not specify which reports had upset the IRGC.


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