Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, the head of Iran’s disbanded Association of Journalists, has called on the Minister of Culture to take the last step to resurrect the association.
Shamsolvaezin told Shargh that since Culture Minister Ali Jannati has said that he has no problems with the activities of the association, then he should take the last step and get the judiciary to reopen it
The culture minister has said that his ministry sees no obstacle to reopening the association
The Association of Journalists was shut down in August of 2009 amid the tense atmosphere of the election protests by order of the notorious former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi.
The association had 4,000 members when it was shut down.