Iran Jails Reformist Lawmaker for Criticizing Top Cleric

(Bloomberg) --

A prominent Iranian reformist lawmaker has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and given a fine after he called on the former head of the judiciary to make his finances public, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Mahmoud Sadeghi, who had appealed a preliminary sentence handed down in April, posted a picture of the court ruling on Twitter on Monday. It said that seven months of the jail term relate to his “insulting the head of the judiciary.”

In 2016, Sadeghi had written to cleric and then-judiciary chief Sadegh Larijani seeking the publication of his financial assets.

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