A prominent blogger in Iran has been jailed for nineteen and a half years by the Iranian regime:
Readers of the Guardian’s news section may have seen that Hossein Derakhshan, the prominent Iranian blogger, has been jailed for 19 and a half years by a court in Tehran.
Derakhshan, who also has Canadian citizenship, was apparently convicted of “co-operation with hostile countries, spreading propaganda against the establishment, promoting counter-revolutionary groups, insulting Islamic thought and religious figures and managing obscene websites”.
This continues the trend for Iran’s regime in handing out vicious and/or lengthy punishments to people who cross it, migrants or women.
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