Roozbeh Mirebrahimi

Roozbeh Mirebrahimi

Location: Tehran, Iran
33° 47' 50.6724" N, 52° 54' 36.5616" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 27 Oct 2004 and 27 Nov 2004

Roozbeh Mirebrahimi was arrested in fall 2004 because of hid work as a political editor for several reformist newspapers in Iran, as well as his critical comments about the regime on his personal blog and on other Web sites.

Mirebrahimi spent 60 days in solitary confinement. He was interrogated and tortured for days on end.

After 60 days, Mirebrahimi was released on bail because of international pressure and help from government reformists. In February 2009, the court sentenced اهة to two years’ imprisonment and 84 lashes. Two other charges are still under review.

Mirebrahimi now blogs from New York City, where he is currently the International Journalist in Residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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