Iran has arrested a journalist in Syria for publishing an article about an Islamic court ruling.
Ali Isfandiar, a senior correspondent for the English-language Al-Monitor website, was arrested on Friday and will be held in custody until Tuesday.
Isfanyar was reportedly sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for “insulting the court” and “disobedience” to the rulings of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Islamic Court, the English language version of which was published by Al-Masry Al-Youm television station.
Isbaidar is the second journalist to be detained by Iranian authorities for criticizing the Islamic regime in recent months.
In April, a female Iranian journalist was sentenced to five years in jail for publishing a photo of the Iranian Supreme Court with the caption, “It is the court’s responsibility to make the right decisions.”
Isfaidar has been held in the Qom prison in southern Iran for nearly a year, but the conditions of her detention were not made public.