» Three Iranian bloggers jailed, one faces court date with no legal representation, Hossein goes to Tehran

Three Iranian bloggers jailed, one faces court date with no legal representation, Hossein goes to Tehran

According to the Committee to Protect Bloggers

Omid Shekhan was arrested last year and faces a court date of October 8 without the benefit of representation Arash Sigarchi was sentenced to fourteen years in prison and Mojtaba Saminejad to two years

Unlike Sigarchi and Saminejad, Shekhan does not have a lawyer.

Our friend Hossein Derakhshan who blogs as Hoder is off to visit Tehran and posted a request that we keep an eye on him.

“While I’m doing all this, I may get into trouble. It could vary from polite questioning for a few hours to days of detention in secret places, less than politely.”

Related links

Committee to Protect Bloggers

sign the Petition to free Motjaba Saminejad, I just did.

English blog for Mojtaba

The association of Iranian Blogwriters (Penlog)

Blogger Mojtaba gets two-year prison sentence

BBC: the price paid for blogging Iran



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