Iran: Blogger in Jail!

Arash Sigarchi is a journalist with Irane ma, an Iran based Persian online journal and a blogger.
First Arash was arrested and charged with insulting the leader, collaborating with the enemy, propaganda against the Islamic State and encouarging people to jeopardize national security. He stayed in jail for 60 days then he got 14 years. But he did appeal and he came out prison on bail. Now his sentence has been reduced to 3 years and his charges are only insulting the leader and propaganda against the government. In his blog Arash (Persian) says he does not know to be happy or sad.He will appeal again to the Iranian supreme court.

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