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Alireza Roshan sent to jail to serve his verdict

Posted on: 19th November, 2012
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HRANA News Agency – Alireza Roshan, Iranian journalist has been taken to jail to serve his one-year sentence for “assembly and collusion aimed at disturbing national security.”

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted  from Majzouban Website, Roshan, a journalist working for the Shargh daily, was transferred to Evin Prison on Saturday, November 17. He was reportedly convicted for his “collaboration with the Majzooban-e Noor website”, a site that reports on Iranian dervishes, who have become the target of a crackdown by Islamic Republic authorities in recent years.

Alireza Roshan was also arrested in September of 2011 during a raid on the Majzooban-e Noor website and released on bail a month later.