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  6/20/2014, Sivan 22, 5774

Iranian Professor Faces Jail for Questioning Nuclear Program

An Iranian university professor faces 18 months in jail for questioning the merit of the country’s nuclear program and for asking if a businessman convicted of fraud should have been executed, AFP reported on Thursday.

The professor, Sadeq Zibakalam, said on his Facebook page that he was found guilty by a Revolutionary Court of “committing propaganda against the system, spreading rumors and insulting the judiciary.”