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Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran's leading business newspaper was shut down Monday for repeatedly breaking the country's press laws, state-run Press TV reported.
The paper called Sarmayeh has been critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic and monetary policies in the past, according to Press TV.
The paper's editor, Saeed Laylaz, was also arrested in the aftermath of Iran's June 12 presidential election and charged with instigating post-vote unrest, the network reported.
Newspaper, Etemad-e Melli, was ordered closed in August for what had been described as "publishing unlawful and criminal material," local news outlets reported at the time.
The newspaper is aligned with Iranian reformist Mehdi Karrubi, who lost in the controversial presidential election.
That newspaper was shuttered shortly after Karrubi printed accusations that post-election detainees in Iran were raped behind bars.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I wonder what would happen if the US took the same root? We would not have very many news outlets left in this country would we?