The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that Faraji’s six-month suspended sentence comes on top of a six-month jail term for “propaganda activities against the regime.” He was sentenced to one year in prison in the preliminary court.
According to the report, Faraji was held in solitary confinement throughout his arrest and was denied a defence attorney at court.
Faraji was arrested last December and released two months later on bail of $100,000.
Faraji has worked with several Iranian dailies as well as the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) and the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA).
In the past two years, many journalists have been arrested on similar charges and many have received stiff sentences.