Iran bans newspaper which criticized Khamenei

Publication Date09 November 2021
AuthorElad Benari
The semiofficial Mehr news agency said Iran's media supervisory body shut down the daily newspaper Kelid after it published a front-page article titled "Millions of Iranians Living under Poverty Line" on Saturday.

Under the headline, the graphic showed a person's left hand holding a pen and drawing a red line across the page as silhouettes of people underneath are reaching up to the line.

The graphic resembled an earlier image of Khamenei writing on a piece of paper with his left hand, a prominent ring on one of his fingers.

The Young Journalists Club, a group associated with state television, earlier reported that censors were examining the newspaper in the wake of the publication. The state-run IRNA news agency acknowledged Kelid had been shut down, without explaining the reason for the decision.

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