Journalist Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Yashar Soltani, the managing editor of Memari News, has been sentenced to five years in prison and banned from leaving the country, joining political parties, posting on social media and giving interviews to the press for two years.
Journalist Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
Journalist and political activist Hamed Ayinevand has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of "propaganda against the regime" and "conspiracy against national security. He was first arrested on June 28, 2018, and Judge Mogiseh of the 28th Branch the Islamic Revolutionary Court handed down the prison sentence at the end of December 2018.