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Iran: Blogger's Jail Sentence Reduced to 17 Years

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights

The “Justice for Hossein Derakhshan” blog announced [1] on October 16, 2013 that Iranian authorities have reduced the jail sentence of Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan [2] (also known as “Hoder”) to 17 years from 19.5 years. Derakhshan was arrested [3] on November 1, 2008.