May 23, 2011
The initial court ruling against Yaser Massoumi was upheld by the Tehran court of review. Yaser Massoumi was sentenced to five years of prison and a ban on social rights by the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court on charges of ‘propagating’ and ‘assembling and conspiring’ against the government.
According to reports, Massoumi who worked in the technical branch of a number of state-run publications such as Sharq, Sarmayeh and Bahar was arrested during the widespread arrests following the presidential elections in 2009 and was released on bail after 70 days in Evin Prison. He was charged by Judge Salavati after some time in a court of first instance. (Jaras Website – May 22, 2011)