Editor’s Note: Iranian authorities banned Hamshahri, the popular daily, for using a photo of the Baha’i House of Worship (temple) in an ad by travel companies to promote tourism. It appears that the widespread criticism of the ban by the international community has resulted in the lifting of the ban, but court proceedings will also be initiated. The international Baha’i community has built a total of nine Houses of Worship around the world. These elegant and beautifully architectural edifices are dedicated to the praise of God and open to every human being on earth.
(Reuters) A popular newspaper critical of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, banned for one day for publishing a photograph of a temple of the banned Baha’i faith, can publish again on Wednesday, media reported on Tuesday.
The paper, Hamshahri, did not appear on Tuesday, but the semi-official student news agency ISNA, quoting justice ministry official Zahed Bashiri-Rad, said it would be allowed to publish Wednesday’s edition.