Nima Behnoud son of the Journalist” Masoud Behnoud” in the U.S.

After the crackdown on newspapers, Massoud Behnoud was imprisoned for 23 months for charges that included drug trafficking. Other well known journalists, including Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, Akbar Ganji, Emadeddin Baqi and Ebrahim Nabavi, were also jailed. Behnoud was fined the equivalent of US$15,000.