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Topics of the day:

1. Iran court summons Khatami brother on press charge

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Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 13:21:07 EST
From: Sohrab68@AOL.COM
Subject: Iran court summons Khatami brother on press charge

Iran court summons Khatami brother on press charge


TEHRAN, March 30 (Reuters) - A hardline court in Iran on Thursday summoned
Reza Khatami, a brother of moderate President Mohammad Khatami, on
unspecified charges linked to his outspoken pro-reform newspaper, the
official news agency IRNA reported.

It said the press court's summons was apparently linked to libel charges
against the daily Mosharekat. The paper is published by Reza Khatami, who
heads the main political faction backing the president.

The agency gave no details of the charges against the newspaper, which has
criticised the probe into the attempted murder earlier this month of Saeed
Hajjarian, a key figure in the reformist victory in parliamentary elections
last month.

Reformists have suggested that suspects held in the shooting were Islamic
hardliners close to the Revolutionary Guards.

Newspapers said earlier that another hardline-led court had summoned
Emadeddin Baqi, an outspoken reformist journalist, over his statements on the
Hajjarian case.

Hajjarian remains under intensive care at a hospital, but doctors have said
that his condition is improving.

Conservatives and hardliners opposed to President Khatami still control key
levers of power, including many courts and the armed forces.

The courts have in the past few years closed several pro-reform newspapers,
which have thrived since Khatami took office in 1997.

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