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Prominent Iranian reformist Mohsen Safai Farahani handed 6-year prison term

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Prominent opposition figure, Mohsen Safai Farahani has been handed a sentence of six years in prison. Farahani, a senior member of Islamic Iran Participation Front, a reformist organization that supported the disputing candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in the June presidential elections, was arrested on June 20, 2009 and was tried for charges of "activities against national security, propaganda against the regime, insulting government officials and agitating public minds."

Mohsen Safai Farahani

Kalameh and Parleman news websites report that the sentence was handed to him last night in prison. His lawyer has not yet received the verdict but announced that he will appeal the court's decision as soon as he receives it.

Safai Farahani is the former chief of Ministry of Economics and Finance and is currently a member of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mining.

He is also former head of Iran's Football Federation and currently an executive member of Asia's Football Confederation.

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