Ghorbanpour previously had been sentenced to one year in prison and $5,000 in fines for the charge of “acting against national security through propaganda against the regime” as well as “collaboration with the Rooz-on-line website.”
The appellate court has reportedly upheld the sentence, and Ghorbanpour has been transferred to Evin Prison.
He was first arrested in 2007 and released on bail after a month.
Ghorbanpour has collaborated with several Iranian publications and dailies such as Ham-Mihan, Kargozaran, Farhikhtegan and Shahrvand-e Emrooz.
Iranian journalists have become the target of repeated arrest and stiff prison sentences since the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009.