Jailed Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi was sentenced to six years in jail on Sunday July 27 at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court. The sentence, which was issued at a preliminary hearing, can be appealed within 20 days.

Mirdamadi used to reside in Paris and collaborated with a number of media outlets including Radio Zamaneh.

He returned to Iran after the election of Hassan Rohani and upon arrival at the airport, his passport was confiscated.

He has been charged with “propaganda against the regime, assembly and collusion to commit crimes against national security” according to his lawyer, Giti Pourfazel.