One of its directors, Mohammad Atrianfar, said today that "'Sharq' will appear again after the Norouz [New Year's] holiday" on March 21.
The paper had a daily circulation of about 100,000.
After a series of warnings, "Sharq" was shut down and accused of blasphemy and of insulting officials.
'Attacks On The Press -- 2006'
Ukrainian journalists demonstrating against censorship in December 2006 (RFE/RL)
'DOMINO EFFECT.' Two experts with the Committee to Protect Journalists told an RFE/RL-Radio Free Asia briefing on February 6 that their organization is concerned Russia's increasingly restrictive media environment is being copied by other countries in the CIS.
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