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[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Sunday, 25 Khordad 1365 - 7 Shawwal 1406 - 15 June 1986

[Issue No. :] 17907


An exclusive interview with the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Committee about the closure of the centre of production of vulgar statues and photographs

The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Committee, in an interview with the Ettelaat correspondent, announced the closure of 180 production centres and shops selling vulgar statues.

The owners of these centres will be prosecuted. In the near future, the city travel agencies will be shut down….

……The arrest of the distributers of obscene posters

At the city level in Tehran, it was noticed that obscene posters, such as photographs of singers and actors, American Indian leaders... are on the rise…Through several operations of surveillance, the distribution centres were identified and shut down.

Through the investigations of the owners of these centres, it was discovered that the distributers of these posters were members of the perverse Baha’i sect, which has been guiding these affairs from  abroad. The [makers] of these posters have been prosecuted…..