Punishment for Brothers on Hunger Strike
Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian, two brothers serving three-year prison terms for “insulting the sacred” and “propaganda against the regime,” have been transferred to a new ward at Evin Prison as punishment for their hunger strikes.
In early December 2015, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court presided over by Judge Mohammad Moghiseh sentenced them to five years’ imprisonment, which was reduced to three years following an appeal.
Prison for Journalist who Clashed with Politician
Journalist Hamed Ataee has been jailed after publishing a report about controversial parliamentarian Nader Ghazipour on Telegram. He was sentenced to four months in prison for “spreading lies.”