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Sharq newspaper found not guilty of insulting combatants
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_br5(61).jpgTEHRAN – During its session on Sunday, the jury of the Iranian press court found the pro-reform Sharq newspaper not guilty of insulting the combatants that fought in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war by publishing a controversial cartoon.  
Iran’s supervisory board for the media voted on September 26 to close the Sharq newspaper for publishing the cartoon. 
The cartoon had provoked a reaction among some officials, MPs, and student unions.

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