A semi-official Iranian news agency says a well-known political analyst and the brother-in-law of the country’s top opposition leader have been sentenced to prison.
The sentencing is part of the mass trial of opposition figures accused of fomenting Iran’s post-election unrest.
The Fars agency reported on Wednesday that analyst Saeed Leilaz - known for his criticism of the government - got nine years for possession of classified documents.
The Revolutionary Court also slapped the brother-in-law of Opposition Leader Mir Houssein Mousavi, with a one-year sentence. Shapour Kazemi was arrested for attending opposition rallies this summer that challenged President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election.
Both have 20 days to appeal their sentences.