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Cyber police officer sentenced for death of blogger

A court in Tehran has sentenced the accused in the death of jailed blogger Sattar Beheshti to three years in jail and 74 lashes. According to the Beheshti family attorney, the accused has also been ordered to have an obligatory transfer for two years. » read more

Journalist arrested while at work at Tehran weekly

Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeyk was arrested in Tehran on Wednesday morning. Mizan Khabar reports that security forces entered the offices of the “Tejarat-e Farda Weekly” and arrested Azarpeyk at work. » read more

Dead blogger’s parents won’t attend manslaughter trial

The trial of a security officer accused of manslaughter in the case of detained blogger Sattar Beheshti will take place on Tuesday April 8, with the victim’s parents saying they’ll boycott the trial to protest the court’s decision to prosecute the officer for manslaughter rather than murder. » read more

MP speaks out again on harsh punishment for protesters

Iranian MP Ali Motahari has once again challenged the fairness of severe sentences issued to protesters following the 2009 election protests. » read more

Security officer charged with manslaughter in Beheshti case

The security officer who oversaw the case of Sattar Beheshti, the detained blogger who died three days into his arrest by Cyber Police, will stand trial in April for manslaughter in a court for government staff, says the Beheshti family’s lawyer. » read more

Dead blogger’s family abandons manslaughter case

The family of Sattar Beheshti, the jailed blogger who died while in the custody of cyber police, has decided not to pursue the case through the judiciary. » read more

Court rejects first degree murder in Beheshti case

The lawyer for the family of deceased blogger Sattar Beheshti reports that the court has rejected the charge of first degree murder and will proceed with the charge of manslaughter  regarding the death of the blogger while in custody of cyber police. » read more

Prison doctor arrested after probing blogger’s death

Reza Heydarpour, the Evin Prison physician who prepared the report on the death of jailed blogger Sattar Beheshti in custody, has been arrested, according to the exiles activist website. » read more

New documents said to reveal cause of blogger’s death

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that the family of deceased blogger Sattar Beheshti claims it has learned of new documents that prove his death was caused by “brain and internal haemorrhage.” » read more

Dead blogger’s mother implores UN chief for help

On the occasion of President Hassan Rohani’s trip to New York, Gohar Eshghi, the mother of Sattar Beheshti, the jailed blogger who died while in custody, has written to the UN Secretary General to urge the Iranian president to push for a fair investigation of her son’s case. » read more