Thursday , 22 February 2024

Iranian Blogger Gets Suspended Prison Sentence

Iranwire – An Iranian court handed down a five-year suspended prison sentence to a blogger on the charge of “inciting others to commit violent acts,” IranWire has learned. 

Donya Hosseini, 35, was also fined 88 million tomans ($1,760) and banned from using smartphones

Donya Hosseini, 35, was also fined 88 million tomans ($1,760) and banned from using smartphones. 

The trial took place on November 29, four days after her release from Tehran’s Evin prison on bail.

IranWire has reported that Hosseini also appeared before the Revolutionary Court to face three security-related charges. No ruling has been issued yet on these accusations.

According to the indictment issued by the court, the blogger is accused of “inciting people to engage in war and violence against each other,” “encouraging public participation in riots and commemorations of Mahsa Amini’s death with the intent to disrupt the country’s security,” and “engaging in propagandistic activities against the Islamic Republic system and society.”

Hosseini, who was active on Instagram under the pseudonym Donya Azad, was arrested on August 12 and had her electronic devices confiscated.

She was first arrested during nationwide protests last year for her social media activism. The monthslong demonstrations were sparked by the September 2022 death in police custody of Mahsa Amini.

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