February 28th, 2004

red panda eating bamboo

Civil disobedience

(The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article. Viewing the whole article requires free registration.) Treasury Department Is Warning Publishers of Perils of Criminal Editing of the Enemy
[The US federal government] has warned publishers they may face grave legal consequences for editing manuscripts from Iran and other disfavored nations, on the ground that such tinkering amounts to trading with the enemy.

Anyone who publishes material from a country under a trade embargo is forbidden to reorder paragraphs or sentences, correct syntax or grammar, or replace "inappropriate words," according to several advisory letters from the Treasury Department in recent months.

The following is an edited excerpt from an article in Iran Daily, February 26, 2004 edition.
27 Tehran MPs Verified

TEHRAN, Feb. 25-With the end of vote countingVote counting ended in Greater Tehran constituency, including the capital city Tehran, Shahr-e Rey, Shemiranat and Islamshahr on Wednesday, and 27 deputies entered the seventh Majlis. tThree remaining seats will be determined by the second round of voting.