Former Iranian minister gets five-year jail term
Former Iranian industries minister Behzad Nabavi has been given a five-year jail term for his involvement in the post-election protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the news agency ISNA and opposition websites reported Tuesday.
Nabavi, who served under premier Mir Hussein Moussavi from 1985 to 1989, was a supporter of Moussavi in June's disputed presidential election, dpa reported.
The 68-year-old Nabavi was also deputy parliament speaker between 2000 and 2004 and heads the secular opposition group of MIRO.
Along with the opposition, Nabavi accused the president of election fraud and refused to acknowledge his victory.