- Darabi's lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, had appealed against the sentence, arguing that her conviction had been based solely on her confession and that her trial had failed to consider vital evidence.
- On May 9, 2014, the government of Iran announced that it had proposed to block the access to WhatsApp service to Iranian residents . " The reason for this is the assumption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist, " said Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the country's Committee on Internet Crimes.
- Saberi s father, who was in Iran at the time but was not allowed into the courtroom, told NPR his daughter was coerced into making incriminating statements . " They told her if she made the statements they would free her, " he said . " It was a trick . " The court sentenced her to eight years in prison, which her lawyer Abdolsamad Khorramshahi promised to appeal.