Iranian media outlets have been ordered to stop reporting on former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s third presidential campaign for the country’s May 19, 2017 election.

The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned that the order was issued by the Supreme National Security Council and Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi.

Media outlets are allowed to report on Ahmadinejad in relation to issues unrelated to his campaign, an informed source told CHRI.

“Banning the press from covering news is not an unprecedented development,” a reporter in Tehran, who asked to remain anonymous, told CHRI....

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