11 Jun '11, 10am

Iran: Record Breaking 20 Year Jail Sentence for Blogger:

Iran: Record Breaking 20 Year Jail Sentence for Blogger:

Writing about Iranian bloggers offers few moments of respite. The sad stories are endless, and the threats don't seem to subside. As though repression and censorship were not enough, bad luck seems to play in too. What follows are the stories of three bloggers, who are each serving very long sentences in Iran. Sakhi Rigi Sakhi Rigi is a blogger who was sentenced to 20 years prison in Zahedan , in Sistan and Baluchistan province, on charges of publishing false infomation and "acts against national security." This is the longest sentence ever passed on a blogger in Iran. His blog was called Balouchestan Sarfaraz (Pride Baluchistan) [fa]. Rigi was arrested on 18 June, 2009, and is being held in appalling conditions in Karon prison, in Ahvaz. Torture was used to extract a confession. Adding to his bad luck, is that he has the same surname as Abdolmalek Rigi , the late head of ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/iran-record...

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