Khordad (newspaper)

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Khordad (in Persian خرداد) was a Persian language newspaper published in Iran.

History and profile[edit]

The publisher of Khordad was Abdollah Noori.[1] It was shut down by Iran Special Clerical Court in November 1999,[2] and its publisher and editor-in-chief, Abdollah Noori, was sentenced to jail for five years on 27 November 1999.[3] Khordad was based in Tehran.[2]

The name of the liberal reformist newspaper was a reference to the 2nd of Khordad Movement, the Iranian reform movement. The word 'Khordad' is the New Persian continuation of Middle Persian Hordad, from Avestan Haurvatat "wholeness."

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  1. ^ A. W. Samii (December 1999). "The Contemporary Iranian News Media, 1998-1999+" (PDF). Middle East Review of International Affairs. 4 (4). Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b David Menashri (January 2001). Post-revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society, and Power. Psychology Press. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-7146-5074-6. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  3. ^ Said Amir Arjomand; Nathan J. Brown (15 April 2013). The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran. SUNY Press. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-4384-4597-7.