Iran suspends Zoroastrian member of Yazd city council

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Posted: Oct 09, 2017 3:43 PM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that a Zoroastrian member of Yazd City Council has been suspended following a complaint.

The Monday report said that the Administrative Justice Court issued the suspension for Sepanta Niknam following a complaint by a candidate for the Yazd city council, purportedly over the fencing around the city's famed "Tower of Silence".

Mohammad Reza Modaresi, a member of the Guardian Council, said that the suspension had been approved by the Council and that everyone should abide by it, according to the report.

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Earlier in April, just before the country's City Council elections, Ahmad Jannati, the head of the Guardian Council, said that religious minorities should not have a representative in towns were the majority of the population was Muslim.