A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to death by Iranian authorities for “insulting Prophet and the imams” through messages he sent on an instant messenger app.
The state-run ROKNA news agency, identified the man only by his first name as Meisam and said that he was also sentenced to prison, flogging and a fine.
Rokna said that the court did not accept the 39-year-old man’s “penitence” in court and said that he carried out his actions under the influence of “dissident groups”.
Meisam was also charged with “possession of a gun and pepper spray”, “drinking alcohol”, “blasphemy”, “possession of homemade alcoholic beverages” and “spreading propaganda against the state”.
The sentence has now been upheld by the country’s Supreme Court.