Iran Opposition Leader’s Son Sentenced to Six Months Jail

The son of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi has been sentenced to a suspended six-month prison term, Donya-e-Eqtesad reported, citing an unidentified person.

Mohammad Hossein Karrubi was sentenced by an Iranian revolutionary court after being charged with “giving interviews to the foreign media which had disturbed public opinion,” the Tehran-based newspaper said.

The jail term is suspended for five years and will be enforced if he repeats the crime, today’s report said.

Karrubi, who along with opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi ran in 2009 against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and lost amid fraud allegations, has been under house arrest for nearly two years.

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