IRAN: Ramadan Bans

Attacking music and the press

Along with the rest of the Islamic world, Iranians last week began their monthlong observance of Ramadan, when devout Muslims are expected to fast from dawn until sunset. The new revolutionary government in Tehran did its best to ensure that the fast was observed Restaurants and snack bars closed during the daylight hours. The Minister of Interior ordered police to arrest anybody caught eating, drinking or smoking in public. Shutters were also drawn on the country's cinemas and few remaining theaters. Regular radio and television programming was suspended...

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