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Deputies Uphold Rushdie Death Edict

October 05, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

About 160 members of the Iranian parliament said in a letter that the death decree against British author Salman Rushdie remained valid and irrevocable, Tehran radio said. Deputies of the 270-seat Majlis, which is controlled by conservatives, in their open letter "stressed the continuation of the path of the founder of the Islamic Revolution," it said.

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