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Sunday, November 23, 2014 05:24

Iranian journalist arrested at his home

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Farshad Ghorbanpour

Iranian journalist Farshad Ghorbanpour was arrested after a raid on his home in Tehran, the Human Rights House of Iran reports.

Ghorbanpour previously had been sentenced to one year in prison and $5,000 in fines for the charge of “acting against national security through propaganda against the regime” as well as “collaboration with the Rooz-on-line website.”

The appellate court has reportedly upheld the sentence, and Ghorbanpour has been transferred to Evin Prison.

He was first arrested in 2007 and released on bail after a month.

Ghorbanpour has collaborated with several Iranian publications and dailies such as Ham-Mihan, Kargozaran, Farhikhtegan and Shahrvand-e Emrooz.

Iranian journalists have become the target of repeated arrest and stiff prison sentences since the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009.