Supreme Court in Iran upholds prison term for reformist parliament member
Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a seven-month jail term for reformist Iranian parliament member Mohammad Dadfar, publisher of the recently banned newspaper Ayene-Jonub, IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.
Dadfar, a deputy from the southern city of Bushehr, has been sentenced to seven months in prison for "spreading lies" and spreading "anti-regime propaganda" as well as "insulting" the country's Supreme National Security Council.
Iran's conservative press court banned his newspaper Ayene-Jonoub (Mirror of the South) at the beginning of August after it converted from being a provincial weekly to a national daily.
Speaking to IRNA, Dadfar recently compared repressive judiciary measures against the press to "a type of martial law". (Albawaba.com)
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