Canada: 51-months jail for Iran export controls violator

July 30, 2010 02:48


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Toronto businessman Mahmoud Yadegari was sentenced by a Canadian court to 51 months in prison on Thursday  for trying to ship goods to Iran that could be used in the country's effort to develop its nuclear program, the Canadian newspaper The National Post reported. Yadegari is a dual-citizen of Iran and Canada.

Yadegari, 37, was arrested in April 2009 after he was caught trying to ship pressure transducers to Iran valued at 2,000 dollars in violation of UN restrictions on exports to Iran.  A pressure transducer is a piece of equipment that can be used as part of centrifuge to enrich uranium as well as having several other, harmless industrial applications.

The Ontario judge who found Yadegari guilty said she believed that he was motivated by greed, not by any desire to assist Iran's nuclear designs.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 17, 2018
U.S. general says remarks on Afghan peace talks "mischaracterized"