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Tuesday, June 07, 2005
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He’s already been sentenced to two years in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court for "insulting the Supreme Guide" and on June 22 is to be tried for "insulting the prophets," which carries the death penalty...
Apparently another Iranian blogger is facing not only imprisonment, but also death due to theocratic laws that were allegedly broken by Mojtaba Saminejad. Reporters without Borders is encouraging all bloggers to spread awareness about Mojtaba as an international outcry could help spare his life.
"All blogosphere messages of solidarity are welcome," the organisation said. "We know that these message reach the prisoners and help put pressure on the Iranian authorities, especially in the run-up to the presidential election. It is vital for people to talk about Mojtaba."
Mojtaba has already been sentenced to two years imprisonment and is awaiting a court case against him later on this month. Friends and sympathizers of Mojtaba have launched a blog site in support of his release (english version can be seen over here) and the Committee to Protect Bloggers has sponsored an online petition in support of Mojtaba's freedom.
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