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Student union leader sentenced to flogging, prison time

Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 20 - The secretary of the student
union of Azad University in Iran’s Central province was sentenced to 40 lashes, one year in prison and fined one million rials in the town of Arak.
Soroush Farhadian was charged with ‘spreading false propaganda’ against the regime. Iran Focus

Tehran, Oct. 20 - The secretary of the student union of Azad University in Iran’s Central province was sentenced to 40 lashes, one year in prison and fined one million rials in the town of Arak.

Soroush Farhadian was charged with ‘spreading false propaganda’ against the regime. His sentence has reportedly been suspended.

Farhadian had written about the extent of voter apathy during the election period of Iran’s seventh Majlis. He had also been very vocal of the regime’s press censorship.

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