[RAHANA, 1-Oct-2011] Education rights activist Bashir Ehsani has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.
His trial was held in August and his charges included disturbing public order and possession of satellites. However, Judge Pirabbas has ignored the report of his interrogator and has changed his charges into gathering and conspiracy to disturb national security.
The interrogator had acquitted him of conspiracy, blasphemy and anti-regime propaganda.
He had been summoned before and was interrogated for hours in one instance.
He was arrested following the Ashura protests and later released on bail. The authorities raided his home in February but were unable to arrest him.
Persian Article: http://www.rahana.org/archives/44743