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August 9, 2016 9:57 am

Iran Sentences Prominent Journalist to Three Years in Prison for Insulting Authorities

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A prison door. A prominent Iranian journalist was sentenced to three years in prison. Photo: Andrew Bardwell/Wikimedia Commons.

A prison door. A prominent Iranian journalist was sentenced to three years in prison. Photo: Andrew Bardwell/Wikimedia Commons.

The lawyer of a prominent Iranian journalist says a court has sentenced his client to three years in prison on charges of insulting authorities and spreading propaganda against the ruling system.

Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his client, Isa Saharkhiz, who was detained in November, can appeal the verdict within the next 20 days.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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