Iran sentences Canadian filmmaker to eight years in jail

Mostafa Azizi, a Toronto-based filmmaker and television producer, has been sentenced in Iran to eight years in prison.

Azizi, a Canadian permanent resident, was arrested while on a return visit to Iran in January. Today, he was convicted of “gathering and collusion against national security,” insulting Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and “acting against national security in cyberspace,” according to his son, Arash.

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