Student union leader sentenced to flogging
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.