Shahnaz Gholami

Shahnaz Gholami

Location: Tabriz, Iran
32° 37' 15.132" N, 53° 15' 42.1884" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 09 Nov 2008 and 17 Jan 2009

Shahnaz Gholami, the editor of the "Azerzan" blog,was arrested on November 9,2008 in her house by intelligence agents.She had been sentenced to six months of imprisonment on September 8, 2008, in branch no. 1 of Tabriz revolutionary court for propaganda against the state. Also before this she had been in jail for five years (1989-1993) in Tabriz prison (ADAPP). Gholami spent 69 days in custody and was released from prison on 17 January on bail of 200 million toman [about 200,000 dollars).(RSF)

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