Blogger sentenced to 19 years jail in Iran

1 10 2010

Hossein Derakhshan has been sentenced to 19 years jail in Iran.  See article

…..the blogger was charged with “co-operation with hostile states, propagating against the regime, propagation in favour of antirevolutionary groups, insulting sanctities, and implementation and management of obscene websites.”

Derakhshan, who is known in the blogging community as Hoder, is considered one of the pioneers of Iranian blogging. He was arrested in November 2008.

He has been an outspoken critic of the Iranian regime, particularly in the areas of civil liberties, censorship and freedom of speech.

Derakhshan has a wikipedia entry for more information. 

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