Featured stories from July 2011
Stories from July, 2011
Iran: Mehdi Khazali, a publisher and blogger was arrested
Mehdi Khazali, a publisher and blogger was arrested. He is son of a leading right-wing cleric and former Counsel of Guardians member, Ayatollah Khazali.
Iran: A blogger was sentenced to 17 months in prison
Peyman Roshan Zamir, a blogger and political activist from southern city Ahwaz was sentenced [fa] to 17 months of prison. He was accused of insulting Islamic republic's Leader and propaganda against regime.
Iran:A Blogger's life in danger
Hossein Rongahi‘s father says that his son's life is in danger. Hossein is a jailed blogger who needs urgent medical care. He was sentenced to 15 years of prison.
Taiwan: Blogger subjected to US7,000 compensation for writing food critics
A Taiwanese blogger was sentenced to 30 days detention with a 2 year probation and subjected to a TWD200,000 (approximately USD7,000) compensation for writing food critics in her blog. The court in Taichung city stated that her comment was not based upon objective fact and hence defamatory. Defamation is a...