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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

News in brief-
Tuesday January 8,2008
Gooya news
Human Rights Advocates in Iran: Mr. Abolfazl Abedini Nasr, journalist in Khuzestan province is sentenced to one year imprisonment!
According to a news , on Monday division number three of the court of revolution sentenced Mr. Abolfazl Abedini Nasr, a journalist from Khuzestan province to one year imprisonment.
Mr. Abedini was working as economic reporter for " Bahar " newspaper in Khuzestan. He is arrested in connection to covering the workers strike of sugar cane factory in " Haft Tapeh" . He is sentenced to one year imprisonment which would follow as six months jail term and the other six months as suspended sentence.
He is charged with : "propaganda against the system" and " publication of lies" .
"The Human Rights Advocate in Iran" condemn the oppression over journalists and calls the human rights organizations attention to the violation of human rights in Iran.
Link to the news in Farsi:
http://news.gooya.com/politics/archives/2008/01/066755.php
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