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Iranian Officials Shut Down Reformist Newspaper

TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have shut down the reformist newspaper "Hayat-e No" (New Life), RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

A Tehran court ruled on December 7 that the newspaper violated Iranian laws on the media and therefore should be banned.

The newspaper's offices were closed by state officials today.

"Hayat-e No" is known to be supportive of Iranian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Musavi.

The decision to ban the newspaper came as police clashed with protesters in dispersing opposition and student demonstrations in Tehran.