Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Journalist Fatemeh Kheradmand was handed a one-year prison sentence by Judge Pir Abassi presiding over Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. The journalist was charged with “propaganda against the regime through working with the ‘Ghalame Sabz’ website.”
According to CHHR, on January 7, 2012 Intelligence agents raided the home of Fatemeh Kheradmand in the middle of the night, conducted a search of her residence, confiscated personal items such as her computer and transferred her to ward 209 of Evin prison at 1:30am. After enduring 25 days in detention while being interrogated, on February 1, 2012 the journalist was granted temporary release pending her trial on 50 million Tomans bail.
On October 24, 2012 Kheradmand was put on trial along with Dr. Saeed Madani and Ehsan Hooshmand at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court presided by judge Pir Abassi on the charge of “propaganda against the regime through working with the ‘Ghalame Sabz” website.”
Fatemeh Kheramand, journalism major at Tehran Azad University was a staff member of the Mir Hossein Mousavi presidential election campaign in 2009. Her husband Masoud Lavasani is a journalist who was detained in September 2009 after the contested presidential elections of that year and faces a 2-year prison sentence handed by Judge Pir Abassi.