Mohammad Ali Taher (via The Telegraph)
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The leader of an Iranian spiritual movement, whose repeated death sentences drew UN and US condemnation, has been given a five-year jail term after a second retrial, his lawyer said Saturday.On each occasion the supreme court overturned the death sentence and ordered a retrial.Tabatabaie said he would appeal the conviction as it was made on the basis of a 2013 law that the court was applying retroactively and his client had already served a five-year jail sentence and longer in prison awaiting retrial.It has cracked down on new Islamic sects that challenge the authority of Iran's Shiite clerics, particularly the Bahai movement that emerged in 19th century and is now banned.
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