Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:49

Journalist denies propaganda charges as bail is set

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A bail of 200 million toumans was set by Evin Court for Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin on Saturday June 28.

 Shamsolvaezin told ISNA: “I appeared in Evin Court for the first time last Tuesday, and after discussions, the investigation was postponed until Saturday June 28.”

He added: “The charges they are bringing against me are propaganda against the regime because of interviews, taking part in conferences and a Facebook page.”

He said the complaint against him was filed by one of the military bodies. He added, however, that he has not accepted any of the charges against him.

He told ISNA: “I told them that I am a journalist and my responsibility is to criticize. It is easy to prove criticism in my file but it is not acceptable to interpret this criticism as propaganda against the regime.”