Sakhi Rigi’s Sentence Reduced to 10 Years

Posted on: 5th May, 2018
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Sakhi Rigi

HRANA News Agency – The sentence of 20 years imprisonment for Sakhi Rigi, Baloch blogger, and exiled prisoner in Ahvaz prisoner, who is in his 9th year of imprisonment, has been reduced to 10 years imprisonment. Therefore, he is eligible for leave and even parole, but prison authorities oppose it.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the sentence of 20 years imprisonment for Sakhi Rigi, Baloch blogger, and exiled prisoner in Ahvaz prisoner, who is in his 9th year of imprisonment, has been reduced to 10 years imprisonment, at the Court of Appeals several months ago.

Mr. Rigi, exiled prisoner in Ahvaz prison, was arrested in Zahedan on June 18, 2009 at the age of 31, and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, on charges of “false propaganda” and “acting against national security”. This sentence was one of the heaviest prison sentences for bloggers in Iran.

Sakhi Rigi was following Balochistan issues in a blog, in the form of writing news and articles, and was active in informing about Baloch prisoners’ condition.

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