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Abdollah Noori (عبدالله نوری) was the Iranian Minister of Interior for four years in President Hashemi Rafsanjani cabinet. He also served as the interior minister of Iran in Mohammad Khatami's cabinet.
He was impeached and then removed by the fifth Iran Parliament after less than 11 months. He was elected as the chief of the City Council of Tehran. In order to participate in the sixth parliamental election he resigned as a member of council. Then he founded a newspaper and named it Khordad that refers to the victory of President Khatami in the 2nd of Khordad. After a while he was accused of insulting Islamic values and then tried by the Special Clerical Court in Iran. He was convicted of insulting Ayatollah Khomeini, publishing anti-religious materials, disturbing public opinion, insulting officials, advocating links with the United States and was sentenced to five years in jail. After about four years in prison his brother Alireza Noori, who was a member of parliament at the time, was killed in an accident. As a result Mr Noori was freed. In fact Mehdi Karroubi who was the speaker of the Majlis at the time wrote a letter to the Iran Supreme Leader and asked him to free Noori, since his father is suffering from losing his young son, namely Alireza Noori.
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