Journalist and cultural activist Nasour Naghipour has been sentenced to 7 years in prison by the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Pirabbasi.
He has been convicted for membership in the “Human Rights Activists in Iran” and anti-regime propaganda. However he has never been a member of the aforementioned group and has strongly denied membership in the group.
According to RAHANA, he was arrested on March 2, 2009 by the cyber unit of IRGC and was released on a $100,000 bail after 110 days of detention. He is the director of a cultural website that has been active for many years. Yalda Mozafarian and Amir Raeisian, his lawyers, have objected to the verdict and are hoping that the sentence will be reduced.