Najaf Mehdipour’s Prison Sentence is Cnfirmed by Ilam Appeal Court

The fifth branch of the Ilam Appeal Court confirmed the verdict of one year in prison for journalist Najaf Mehdipour, the journalist and owner of the suspended publication “Bakhrzmin”.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, on Monday, April 22nd, 2019, a one-year imprisonment sentence for Najaf Mehdipour, was confirmed by the fifth branch of the Ilam Supreme Court of Appeal.

The first branch of the Revolutionary Court of Ilam sentenced Mr. Najaf Mehdipour to a total of one year in prison for “insulting the leadership” and “propaganda against the regime” on September 4th, 2018.

Najaf Mehdipour is a journalist and the owner of the bi-weekly suspended publication “Bakhtar Zamin”, which was closed after the publication of criticisms of the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding human rights abuses.

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