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Iran jails 8 youths for Facebook posts: Reports

Published on Jul 14, 2014 3:30 PM
 
A revolutionary court in Iran has jailed eight young people for a total of 127 years for anti-regime posts on Facebook, media reported on Monday, July 14, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

TEHERAN (AFP) - A revolutionary court in Iran has jailed eight young people for a total of 127 years for anti-regime posts on Facebook, media reported on Monday.

The eight, whose names were not given, were jailed for "acting against national security, anti-regime propaganda and insulting religious values and Iranian leaders", the reports said, without elaborating.

Those convicted came from Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Abadan and Kerman, and were each imprisoned for between 11 and 21 years.

They can appeal against the sentences.

 
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