Iran television censors Rouhani documentary
TEHERAN: Iran’s state television, ILNA, on Saturday censored a documentary by President Hassan Rouhani’s campaign, ahead of the presidential election.
ILNA did not elaborate, but a Rouhani campaign official confirmed that parts had been cut out of President Rouhani.
He said one censored segment showed supporters chanting for opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has been under house arrest since 2011 and whose Green Movement hardliners oppose. Also omitted was a picture of former president Mohammad Khatami, whose name and image have been banned in Iranian media since 2015.
He said a remark by a student was also cut, in which he said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supported the 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The documentary was a collection of Rouhani’s speeches during his visits to provinces. AP