Human Rights House of Iran – Security forces arrested journalist Farshad Ghorbanpour at his home in Tehran.
Journalist Farshad Ghorbanpour who was arrested at his residence on Thursday contacted his wife today and told her he was about to be transferred to ward 350 at Evin prison.
According to Human Rights House of Iran, Judge Moghiseh presiding over Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court had previously handed down a one-year prison sentence to Ghorbanpour. The charges against him were “acting against the national security” by “propagating against the regime.” He was also accused of “corroborating with illicit resources” due to his cooperation with the news website Roozonline. This verdict was immediately upheld at the appellate court.
Farshad Ghorbanpour was arrested in the summer of 2007. He was held behind bars for a month before being released with a $260,000 bail.
Journalist Farshad Ghorbanpour was involved with various publications including HamMihan, Kargozaran, Farhikhtegan, Shahrvand Emrooz, and Mehrnameh.
Human Rights House of Iran