Three Iranian student leaders have been sentenced to jail terms of up to three years on vague charges of insulting Islam and its clerics, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Majid Tavakoli, Ahmed Ghassaban and Ehsan Mansouri received a three, a two-and-a-half, and a two year prison sentence, respectively, for "insulting Islamic sanctities and its authorities" in a student newsletter, their lawyer Mohammed Ali Dadkah said.
All three students belong to the Office for Fostering Unity - Iran's biggest reformist student organization.
The students will have 20 days to appeal the sentences.
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