Human Rights News Agency of Iran – RAHANA
Reports indicate severe sentence of 19 and a half years imprisonment for Hossein Derakhshan by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court.
Hossein Derakhshan who was detained on October 31st, 2008, was informed of the court’s verdict in Evin, where he has been detained since 2008.
According to the “Mashregh” (East) site, today’s ruling which was handed down by Judge Salavati of Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, Derakhshan was convicted of collaborating with hostile governments, propaganda against the Islamic Regime, counter-revolutionary propaganda in favor of anti revolution groups, blasphemy, deployment and management of pornography and obscenity. He was sentenced to nineteen and a half years in prison and a five year ban from membership in any political group or party and all media activity. He has also been ordered to pay back earned revenue of 30,750.00 Euro, 2,900.00 Dollars and 200.00 Pounds