TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A well-known Iranian blogger and veteran activist says a court has sentenced him to six years in prison over security charges.
Mahdi Khazali told The Associated Press the sentence was for spreading "propaganda" against the ruling establishment. He insists he did not break the law and will appeal to the verdict.
The semi-official Fars news agency said Khazali was sentenced to five years for conspiracy against the country's security, and one year for spreading propaganda against the ruling system.
In various past cases, Khazali was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison on similar charges.
The 48-year-old surgeon and publisher was released in early June after seven months in prison, partly on hunger strike.
Iran has sentenced many bloggers and journalists on similar charges in recent years.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Hundreds of workers, politicians and residents of Chautauqua County rallied in Dunkirk calling on state regulators to approve plans for NRG to convert and reopen a power plant.
Buffalo police homicide detectives have identified an Eggertsville man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
Seventy-two years after the attack that launched the US into World War II, Western New Yorkers remembered the fatal day at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The abandoned puppy in the Town of Evans was actually turned in by the dog's owner.