NEWS

Iran: “Blogfather” sentenced to more than 19 years in prison
28 Sep 10

An Iranian news website is reporting that blogger Hossein “Hoder” Derakhshan has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison. Mashregh News says that he was convicted on charges of cooperating with hostile countries, spreading anti-government propaganda, promotion of counter-revolutionary groups and insulting Islam. Derakhshan has been in prison since 2008. The report says that he can appeal against the sentence.