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Two journos arrested in Tehran

Tehran - Two pro-reform journalists were arrested on Wednesday in Tehran, ISNA news agency reported.

Mohammad-Medh Emami-Nasseri and Alireza Aqaei-Rad from the Maqreb newspaper, which means West, were arrested by the Tehran prosecutor'soffice, the daily's publisher told ISNA.

Five people were jailed for more than 20 years in Britain earlier this week for pretending to make a Hollywood blockbuster to secure millions of pounds in tax breaks from the government.

Amir-Moussa Kazemi said that the charges against the two were in connection with a story which the judiciary interpreted as an indirect insult to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Kazemi said there has been no oder to close the newspaper

Pro-reform newspapers in Iran, which arecritical of Ahmadinejad, are under surveillance by the judiciary.

Several of the were closed in recent years. - Sapa-dpa

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