Ahmadinejad’s press advisor vindicated from accusations, yet remains in prison

By Trend

Iranian president’s press advisor and director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Ali Akbar Javanfekr has been vindicated from accusations, yet he still remains in the Evin prison, ISNA reported.

Javanfekr’s lawyer Qahraman Shojae confirmed the information on his vindication, however it is yet unknown when Javanfekr will be released from prison.

Javanfekr was arrested on September 26. Tehran Penal Court in November 2011 had sentenced Javanfekr to six months in prison on charges of publishing articles contrary to Islamic regulations and six more months in prison for unethical articles.

The court also banned the ex IRNA Chief from any kind of occupation and press activity, including governmental and private ones, for three years.

Javanfekr has also been accused of insults towards Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

After Javanfekr’s imprisonment, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his regret over the imprisonment.

 

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