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Thursday, November 15, 2007



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Thursday November 15, 2007

Prison for journalists from Gilan province !

According to a news reported by Ms. Shirin Karimi in Roozonline, several journalists from the northern province of Gilan were sentenced to different prison term. These journalists name and charges has been released and they are : Mr. Arash Bahmani the editor of the " Weekly Better Gilan " . He was also member of the central council of " Advare Tahkime Vahdat"- an
student organization- Gilan branch. He has been charged of "insulting the 12th imam" and "publication of lies" . He is sentenced to 16 months imprisonment. Mr. Babak Mehdizadeh , journalist and member of the central council of same student organization- Gilan branch . Mr. Kuhzad Esmaili another member of the central council of same organization are sentenced to four months imprisonment for allegedly publishing lies.

In the past, they were also arrested when Ahmadinejad visited Gilan.

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