Paulo Coelho says Iran bans his books

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has said his books have been banned in Iran and has appealed to Brazil to intervene.

Coelho published on his blog a message from his editor in Iran informing him of the government's decision.

"I strongly hope this misunderstanding will be solved during the week. And I strongly count on the Brazilian government to support me, my books, for the sake of all the values we cherish," Coelho wrote on the blog.

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