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Blogger Receives the Death Penalty for ‘..Insulting Muhammad..’ on Facebook

25 Sep

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Iran - Blogger Soheil Arabi 1 (resized)

Iranian blogger, Soheil Arabi. Photo courtesy of: HRANA

by, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran | David Wood @ Answering Muslims

IRAN: A blogger found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his postings on Facebook has been sentenced to death. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the blogger, Soheil Arabi, will be able to appeal the decision until September 20, 2014.

Agents from the Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Sarallah Base arrested Soheil Arabi, 30, and his wife in November 2013. Arabi’s wife was released a few hours later, but he was kept in solitary confinement for two months inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A at Evin Prison, before he was transferred to Evin’s General Ward 350. Branch 76 of the Tehran Criminal Court, under Judge Khorasani, found Arabi guilty of “sabb al-nabi” (insulting the Prophet), on August 30, 2014.

“The way he was arrested was…

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Posted by on September 25, 2014 in General News

 

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