Subject: DNI-NEWS Digest - 14 Jan 1999 to 15 Jan 1999

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Topics of the day:

1. NEWS99 - MPs Demand Apology from State Television
2. NEWS99 - Iran-e Farda Editor Gets Death Threats

Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 00:42:36 -0000
From: Arash Alavi <arash@MY-DEJANEWS.COM>
Subject: NEWS99 - MPs Demand Apology from State Television

Wednesday, January 13, 1999 Published at 14:37 GMT

BBC
World: Middle East

Iranian MPs demand apology from state television


Nearly one third of the deputies in the Iranian
parliament have called on the management of the
state-run Iranian television to apologise to the
people and the President for airing a programme
connected to the recent killings.

The group of independent deputies, the Hizbollah
assembly said in a statement that the programme
Cheragh on Monday had featured a senior hardline
cleric Hojatoleslam Ruhollah Husseinian who
attributed the recent killings of writers to
supporters of the reformist President, Mohammed
Khatami.

It said the broadcast was another stage of
sabotage and conspiracy against the President.

The conservative-controlled Intelligence ministry
has already admitted its agents were involved in
the killings.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 00:44:27 -0000
From: Arash Alavi <arash@MY-DEJANEWS.COM>
Subject: NEWS99 - Iran-e Farda Editor Gets Death Threats

Friday, January 15, 1999 Published at 16:41 GMT

BBC
World: Middle East

Liberal Iranian magazine editor gets death threats


The owner of a liberal Iranian magazine says a
militant group has threatened to kill his editor.

The owner of the monthly Iran Farda, Ezatollah
Sahabi, said his editor-in-chief, Reza Alijani,
had been warned that if he continued to give
interviews to foreign radio stations, he would be
killed.

Mr Sahabi, whose magazine is critical of Iran's
conservative leadership, said the threats had
been made by the radical Pure Mohammedan Islam
group.

The threats follow the killings of several
liberal writers who were critical of
conservatives.

The conservative-run Intelligence ministry has
admitted its agents were involved in the
killings.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



End of DNI-NEWS Digest - 14 Jan 1999 to 15 Jan 1999