Iran General NewsIran opens prosecutor's office for media, culture

Iran opens prosecutor’s office for media, culture

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AP: Iran’s official news agency says the judiciary has set up a special prosecutor’s office for offenses related to media and culture.

The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official news agency says the judiciary has set up a special prosecutor’s office for offenses related to media and culture.

The move signaled new restrictions on journalists and artists, many of whom supported widespread protests against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009.

The news agency Irna reported Sunday that the new department will operate under Tehran’s chief prosecutor and that a special court will also be established.

The 2009 protests erupted after Ahmadinejad was re-elected in a vote opposition members say was marred by massive fraud. Authorities prosecuted many journalists, bloggers and filmmakers on security charges related to the post-election turmoil.

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