Iran upholds Iranian-Kurdish reporter's death sentence.

Posted: 11 Nov 2007

Reporters sans frontières condemns Iranian supreme court "decision to uphold the death sentence for Kurdish-Iranian journalist Adnan Hassanpour for 'spying.' ... Hassanpour, 27, ... used to work for the weekly Asou, covering the sensitive Kurdish issue, until the newspaper was banned by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in August 2005. Hassanpour also worked for foreign news media including Voice of America and Radio Farda." RSF, 9 November 2007. "Hasanpour, who was arrested last December, allegedly offered to provide a U.S. State Department official with information on Kurdish issues in Iran, an act that was interpreted as spying." AP, 11 November 2007.

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