Former IRNA chief Abdollah Naseri receives 5-year jail-term


GVF — Former head of the Islamic Republic New Agency (IRNA), Abdollah Naseri, has been sentenced to five years in prison.

According to the pro-reform Kaleme website, the former journalist and university professor has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “collusion” and “assembly” against the state.

Naseri, a member of the Mujahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organisation, one of Iran’s most prominent reformist parties, was arrested ahead of pro-opposition rallies in mid-February. He was released on bail weeks later.



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