Prominent Iranian Blogger Sentenced to 19 Years

BBC story here:

An Iranian court has sentenced a prominent Iranian-Canadian blogger to more than 19 years in jail, rights groups and Iranian media say.

Hossein Derakhshan was charged with “propagating against the regime” and “co-operating with hostile states”.

He was arrested on a 2008 visit to the country.

He is credited with launching Iran’s blogging revolution. Originally critical of the government, he later supported President Ahmadinejad.

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