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.
Journalist Lashed in Public
Poet, satirist and Telegram channel administrator Mohammad-Hossein Sodagar received 74 lashes in public on Monday, December 24, 2018, after being charged and convicted of “dissemination of false information.” The verdict followed a complaint from a city council member.