Journalist’s Family in Shock Over Harsh Sentence
On 17 April, reformist journalist Nazanin Khosravani was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of “assembly and collusion for acting against national security,” and “propagating against the regime” by Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court with Judge Pirabbasi presiding.
Khosravani’s family remains in shock at the news of such a heavy sentence and do not know what actions they need to take in order to have the sentence overturned. Khosravani’s lawyer, Farideh Gheirat, said that she will appeal the sentence within the allotted time.
Nazanin Khosravani worked at the political desks of reformist newspapers including Norooz, Kargozaran, and Sarmayeh. Khosravani was unemployed at the time of her arrest in her home on 3 November 2010. After spending 132 days in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, Khosravani was released on $600,000 bail on 14 March. Her trial was held on 8 February.