Iran woman journalist given one-year jail term: Report

Iran has sentenced Mahsa Amrabadi, who worked for the banned pro-opposition newspaper Etemad Melli, to one year in prison for writing anti-regime articles, an opposition website reported.

Updated: Oct 24, 2010, 22:02 PM IST

Tehran: Iran has sentenced Mahsa Amrabadi,
who worked for the banned pro-opposition newspaper Etemad
Melli, to one year in prison for writing anti-regime articles,
an opposition website reported on Sunday.

A court found Amrabadi guilty of "propaganda against the
system by conducting interviews and reports," Kaleme.com
reported.

Amrabadi, along with her husband and reformist journalist
Masoud Bastani, was arrested after the disputed presidential
election of June 2009.

Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters defied a
government crackdown and poured onto the streets of Tehran to
protest against the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Security forces and militiamen cracked down on the
protesters, arresting and jailing thousands.

Amrabadi was among scores of reformist figures, political
activists, and journalists who were rounded up. She was
arrested two days after the June 12 vote, Kaleme.com reported.
After spending nearly three months in prison, she was
released on bail of 200,000 dollars, the report said.

Her husband is currently serving a six-year jail term.

PTI