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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's culture minister said on Saturday there were signs of a "creeping coup" in the Iranian press that involved individual journalists, a news agency said, four days after a daily critical of the government was banned.
Ham Mihan, a pro-reform newspaper that published in May, was shut by the authorities on Tuesday over a legal technicality. Critics saw the move as part of a broader squeeze on dissenting voices such as students, intellectuals and rights activists.