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The underground musician, 36, had been living in Istanbul since 2018 before Turkish police handed him over to Iran in December of last year. (File Image/X)

The underground musician, 36, had been dwelling in Istanbul since 2018 earlier than Turkish police handed him over to Iran in December of final yr. (File Picture/X)

His lawyer Elham Rahimifar stated Tataloo was handed a number of “quick and lengthy” jail phrases, with out elaborating

An Iranian courtroom has sentenced widespread singer and rap artist Amir Hossein Maghsoudloo, referred to as Tataloo, to jail for disseminating “obscene content material”, state media reported Sunday.

The underground musician, 36, had been dwelling in Istanbul since 2018 earlier than Turkish police handed him over to Iran in December of final yr. He has been in detention in Iran since then.

His lawyer Elham Rahimifar stated Tataloo was handed a number of “quick and lengthy” jail phrases, with out elaborating.

The sentences will be appealed, Rahimifar instructed state-run newspaper Jam-e Jam.

Later, the Iranian judiciary’s Mizan On-line web site stated Tataloo was given a three-year sentence for “blasphemy”.

Mizan stated he was going through different prices, with out elaborating.

Beneath Iranian legislation, jail sentences run concurrently.

The trial in opposition to Tataloo started in March on prices of selling “prostitution” and disseminating “propaganda” in opposition to the Islamic Republic of Iran and different “obscene content material”.

The closely tattooed singer, recognized for combining rap, pop and R&B, was beforehand courted by conservative politicians as a option to attain younger, liberal-minded Iranians.

He even held an ungainly televised assembly in 2017 with ultra-conservative Ebrahim Raisi who’s now Iran’s president.

In 2015, Tataloo revealed a track in help of Iran’s nuclear programme as a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers was unravelling.

(This story has not been edited by News18 workers and is revealed from a syndicated information company feed – AFP)

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