Reza Ansari Rad

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Rad, former editor-in-chief of the reformist news website Aftab and a freelance contributor to reformist newspapers such as Bahar and Nowruz, was summoned to serve a one-year term in Evin Prison, according to Iran’s Committee of Human Rights Reporters.

A Tehran Revolutionary Court had imposed the sentence in September 2011 on charges of “propagating against the regime,” news reports said. Rad, who wrote primarily about politics and art, was in poor physical condition and suffered epileptic seizures while in custody, news reports said.