Iranian journalist given six-year jail term

Iranian journalist Nazanin Khosravani was sentenced to six years in jail on 19 April after being convicted of impinging on national security and conducting propaganda against the regime. She was arrested in November 2009 and had her computer and personal belongings confiscated. She was later released on a $600,000 bail last March. Activists argue that her sentence is part of a general crackdown against journalists who were highly critical of the government in the 2009 presidential elections.