Iran: Islamic Militia attacks Reformist Newspaper Office

Islamic militia and Basij members attacked the office of a reformist newspaper in Shiraz, Iran. The attackers destroyed the equipments and injured the staff. The incident followed a clash between the Sharia Police and people in front of the office of Today's Analysis (Persian: ????? ???), because its staff came to their windows and watched the scene and the offenders thought they had taken pictures. Thus, they attacked the office to destroy the evidence. It was later known that the photographers of the newspaper were not in the office at the moment.

During the attack, the four male staff members present in the scene tried to defend their female colleagues. One of the men was injured on his cheek and was transfered to hospital [Persian Source].

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Arash Kamangir is an Iranian graduate student. He relocated to Canada in September 2005. Since October 2004 Arash, has maintained his blog "Kamangir" which talks about Iran, Islam, the Islamic Republic of Iran and their interdependence as well as their differences. His work can be summarized as trying to show the diversity in Iran, through translating posts from Persian blogs. Akram Mahdavi waiting for her execution and a "Discount" from a hosting company - The Iranian Connection

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