Rulings issued for some post-election defendants
Tehran Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi has announced that the final rulings have been issued for certain defendants, including four journalists, on charges of involvement in the unrest that followed the June 2009 presidential election, MNA reported.
"The rulings of some defendants of the post-election incidents including Emadeddin Baghi (political activist and journalist), Badr al-Sadat Mofidi (journalist), Ahmad Zeidabadi (journalist), and Abbas Abdi (pro-reform journalist and social activist) have been finalized and will be enforced in the near future," Dolatabadi told reporters on Wednesday.
Tehran prosecutor did not give more details on the rulings.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Dolatabadi again emphasized that if Sarah Shourd does not return to Iran to stand trial, the bail put up for her release will be seized.
Shourd, 32, along with two other U.S. hikers Shane Bauer, 28, and Joshua Fattal, 28, were arrested on July 31, 2009 by Iranian border guards after illegally entering Iran's territory from Iraq's Kurdistan region. The three have been charged with illegal entry and espionage and are due to stand in trial.
Sarah Shourd was released from prison on a bail of $500,000 in September 2010.