Dec. 15, 2022
Dissemination of False Information
In 2020, Mojtaba Tavangar, a member of the Iranian parliament, filed a complaint against Mohammadi Yazdi, administrator of the “Iran Times” Telegram channel, Yousef Hassani Tabar, administrator of the "Se Noghte" Telegram channel, and the editor-in-chief of the "Porseshgar-e Lorestan" weekly.
The complaint was heard in the Culture and Media Court on charges of "spreading lies with the intention of disturbing public opinion."
Mohammadi Yazdi announced that the case had been referred to Branch 1060 of the Second Criminal Court in March 2021.
Ali Mojtahedzadeh, the defendant's lawyer, wrote on his Twitter account on April 28, 2021, that his clients had been acquitted by Branch 1060 of the Second Criminal Court of the judicial complex of government employees.
The reason for the accusations against the journalists was publishing some news related to Mojtaba Tavangar in their Telegram channels.
Mohammadi Yazdi has been summoned by the Cyber Police and the Prosecutor's Office several times in the past for his posts on the "Iran Times" Telegram channel.
In October 2020, he was summoned to the Culture and Media Court on charges of "disturbing public opinion and propaganda against the regime" for publishing an article about Navid Afkari, a protester in political rallies over the summer of 2018, who was eventually executed.