Serajeddin Mirdamadi, Toos, Hayat-e No, Radio Zamaneh
Medium:Print, Radio
Imprisoned:May 10, 2014

Mirdamadi has been held in solitary confinement in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards' Ward 2-A at Evin Prison since his arrest on May 10, 2014, according to news reports. On July 27, 2014, the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced him to six years in prison on charges of "propaganda against the state" and "assembly and collusion against national security," according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Mirdamadi's lawyer told the semi-official Iranian Students' News Agency on October 7, 2014, that the journalist had appealed the conviction, but no date had been set to hear the appeal.

Mirdamadi had worked for now-defunct reformist newspapers such as Toos and Hayat-e No, according to the reformist news website Kaleme. He left Iran after the disputed 2009 presidential election, but wrote for the reformist news outlet Radio Zamaneh, which is based in Amsterdam, and had also given guest interviews to Farsi media outside Iran, according to Radio Farda. In his work, the journalist criticized the views and policies of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Mirdamadi returned to Iran shortly after Rouhani's election in 2013. He was summoned and interrogated several times before he was eventually arrested. News accounts did not specify which of Mirdamadi's stories had led to the charges.

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