Friday, April 14, 2006

Blogger sentenced to 10 months in prison

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
In an interview with the regime-run news agency, ILNA, Mohammad Sayfzadeh, attorney for blogger, Mojtaba Samiinejad, confirmed that his client has been sentenced to 10 months in prison by appeals court branch 34 of Qom. Sayfzadeh said: "Though the sentencing order has not been handed down to me yet, without the courts consideration of our objections, the 10 month sentence, has been confirmed. The court of appeals seems to have forgotten it's own issues with the first ruling; these issues have apparently been resolved by the original tribunal therefore the appeals court disregarded it's own issues and confirmed the sentence anyway."

Samiinejad has been charged with printing lies and agitating public opinion.