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Akbar Ganji gets 10 years in prison
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posted January 15, 2001 09:58
TEHRAN, Jan 13 (AFP) - Journalist Akbar Ganji has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and a further five years of exile from Tehran for
attending an "un-Islamic" political conference in Germany, sources told AFP Saturday.
Interpreters Said Sadr and reformist Khalil Rostam-Khani, were given 10 and nine years respectively for attending the conference last April, a family of one of the accused said.
Four others on trial were slapped with jail terms ranging from four to five years, while a fifth was given a three-year suspended sentence.
Six people were acquitted, they said.
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