TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, a former vice president, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on Wednesday on charges of threatening the "internal and external" security of the country.
Ali Akbar Javanfekr received a sentence of four years in the same case. The two men were two top aides to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who served as president from 2005 until 2013.
Mashaie was given one year for propaganda against the state, five years for collusion with intent to commit a crime against national security, and six months for insulting judicial officials, said Gholamhussein Esmaili, head of the Tehran prosecutor's office.
Mashaie was arrested in March for burning a copy of the chargesheet against former vice-president Hamid Baghaie, who had been sentenced to 15 years for embezzlement.