Reformist journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin announced the republication of one of the two pro-reform banned dailies “Neshat” or Eqbal (Luck). “Neshat” was banned following the July 1999 student protest. Shamsolvaezin said that that the paper was due to circulation in the Iranian month of Mehr, which starts on 23 September. “Neshat” daily was banned in 1999 following publication of an article that criticized Iran’s death penalty and retribution laws and was charged with “disrespecting sanctities, inciting public and student unrest as well as insulting Majlis members.” Shamsolvaezin will be the editor-in-chief of the paper, while Mohammad Atrianfar will head the daily’s strategic council. Ahmad Sattari (one of the founders of Hamshahri newspaper) will be the managing director of Eqbal/Neshat and Morteza Fallah will be its license holder and managing editor. Shamsolvaezin is the former editor-in-chief of several banned Iranian newspapers Jame’eh, Neshat and Asr-e Azadegan.