Bahari scorns Iran's 'absurd' sentence on him of 13 years and 74 lashes
Guardian / Roy Greenslade
14-May-2010 (2 comments)

Maziar Bahari, the journalist arrested in Iran last year and released on bail after 118 days in prison, has been sentenced in his absence to 13 years and six months in jail plus 74 lashes.

Bahari, who was Newsweek magazine's correspondent in Iran, was detained in June 2009 in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election. After his release, he flew to London.

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hamsade ghadimi

i guess that's a quick

by hamsade ghadimi on

i guess that's a quick $300,000 the iri made with bahari's bail bond.  now, i can add up my potential stay in jail with bahari's soorat-hesab.  iri has to build new jails if the charges and punishment that were handed down to bahari were applied to all.



by yolanda on

Thank you for recommending the article. Wow! IRI is really mean & shameless!