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Complainant Name:
Reza Esfandiari

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times


Reza Esfandiari complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an online article which appeared to doubt the legitimacy of Mohsen Rezai's success during elections in Lali, Iran. The complainant provided statistics which showed that Mr Rezai had indeed won the election.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to amend the sentence in question to make clear that - while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was predicted to win a two-thirds majority - it was, in fact, Mr Rezai who won in Lali by a similar margin.

Date Published: 24/04/2010

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