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Iran sentences reporter to death on terrorism charge

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Iran announced today that it had sentenced journalist Yaghoob Mirnehad to death for his alleged role in a terrorism organization,…

Iran announced today that it had sentenced journalist Yaghoob Mirnehad to death for his alleged role in a terrorism organization, the Associated Press reports.

Mirnehad worked for a Tehran-based daily newspaper, Mardomsalari, in the southeastern part of the country. He was arrested last May.

Ali Reza Jamshidi, a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, said Mirnehad could appeal his sentence to Iran’s Supreme Court.