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Trial Of Iran's 'Blogfather' Ends, Sentence Still Unknown

Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (file photo)

Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (file photo)

The sister of jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan, writes in the blog "Justice for Hossein Derakhshan" that his trial ended three weeks ago, but that the family is still awaiting the sentence.

"He said last year that the food in prison was getting better during the month of Ramadan.... We're still waiting, there are many more nights to come, let's hope that we can all sit again together at the Iftar table."

Derakhshan, known as Iran's "blogfather" for helping popularize blogging among Iranians, went on trial about 20 months after his arrest.

Read more about Derakhshan's case here.

-- Golnaz Esfandiari

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