Iran sentences Tehran professor to jail for 'anti-state propaganda'

Iran sentences Tehran professor to jail for 'anti-state propaganda'
 

An outspoken professor of Tehran university, who is a well-known figure in the country’s political commentariat, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for spreading anti-state propaganda.
Sadegh Zibakalam, speaking to the Guardian on phone from Tehran on Wednesday, said he has also been banned from political and social activities, including writing for newspapers, giving interviews or activities on social media, for a period of two years, according to his verdict. He has 20 days to appeal the sentence.
The Iranian professor was summoned by judicial authorities last week in connection... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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