Iran: Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, jailed blogger died

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, who had been sentenced to 30 months prison for insulting Islamic Republic Leaders last month, died in prsion today.Human Rights Activists in Iran site says[fa] the reason for his death has not been announced but he was in very bad psychological condition.


  • […] friend Hamid Tehrani has told us that Omid Reza Misayafi has died in prison in Iran. Omid was sentenced in December to three years […]

  • abramo

    The young blogger’s death – a shocking outrage, and a dark day for humanity.

    athens, greece

  • So sorry to hear this.

    Hamid, are there excerpts from his blog that you might be able to translate and share for context?

    ~ Maya
    (GVO, Israel)

  • […] informa Global Voices hoy tenemos que sentir la muerte en prisión del blogger Iraní Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, que fue […]

  • parinaz

    i miss him alot he was a legend of iran and was a good friend of mine. He always showed me and many more how to live life to the fullest with no fear and have courage towards having freedom. I myself have learned alot from him and iam sure many others have as well. I truly will miss him and his courage and wise words. May god rest his soul and bless his family.

  • […] sus puntos de vista y condenado a 30 meses por insultar a los líderes de la República Islámica murió en prisión y no se han dado los detalles de su muerte. Estuvo deprimido porque no se adaptaba a las […]

  • […] and religious authorities in that country, is dead. Misayafi’s death was reported on Global Voices Online via an Iranian human rights site in Farsi and we learned of it from The Committee to Protect […]

  • […] Global Voices Online […]

  • […] in dat land, is dood.  De dood van Misayafi werd op 18 maart 2009 gerapporteerd op de website van Global Voices Online en via een Iraanse Mensenrechten site in het Farsi en evenals uit The Committee to Protect Bloggers […]

  • […] friend Hamid Tehrani has told us that Omid Reza Misayafi has died in prison in Iran. Omid was sentenced in December to two and a […]

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