Journalist Handed Down Long Prison Sentence
Authorities have sentenced journalist Hengameh Shahidi to 12 years and nine months in prison. Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi handed down the verdict on November 30 in connection with five charges: “Defamation,” “dissemination of false information,” “insulting regime officials,” “propaganda against the regime” and “conspiracy against national security.”
Evin Prosecutor Summons Journalist
The prosecutor’s office at Evin Prison is due to question Marzieh Rasouli after the reformist journalist was presented with a summons on November 26, 2018. She has been accused of acting against the regime and posing a threat to public order and had allegedly taken part in recent public gatherings in Tehran.