Iranian paper shut over “Obscene” George Clooney ‘Je Suis Charlie’ photo

An Iranian court has ordered the closure of a newspaper that published a picture of George Clooney wearing a badge backing French magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was attacked last week.

The Mardom e-Emruz (Today’s People) newspaper ran a picture of the actor headlined “I’m Charlie too”.

But conservative elements in Teheran were incensed by a catchphrase they regard as “anti-Islamic”, BBC Middle East analyst Alan Johnston says.

Judges said the headline was “obscene”.