Blogger Arrested in Gorgan for Allegedly Promoting Western Lifestyle

The IRGC Intelligence Public Relations has reported the arrest of a blogger in Gorgan province on charges of allegedly “promoting a Western lifestyle,” according to Basij News.

The arrest was carried out by judicial authorities, and the blogger’s Instagram page, which had amassed over 100 thousand followers, has been taken down.

As of now, the identity of the detained blogger, their location, and the specifics of the allegations remain undisclosed.

It’s important to note that imposing a certain lifestyle on citizens is a clear violation of Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which grants everyone the right to life, liberty, and security of person. Furthermore, Article 12 of the same declaration upholds the right to privacy, protection from arbitrary interference with personal matters, family, home, or correspondence, as well as protection from attacks on one’s honor and reputation. Every individual has the right to seek legal protection against such interference and attacks.



Blogger Kaveh Taheri sentenced to three years

HRANA News Agency – The Iranian blogger Kaveh Taheri has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for propaganda against the regime.  In a separate charge, a bail approximately equivalent to $50,000 has also been set for him.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Taheri is being held in Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz.  Presiding over the first branch of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Mahmoud Sadati handed down the maximum penalty allowed, sentencing Taheri to three years in prison on charges of insulting the Supreme Leader and propaganda against the regime with the intent to benefit the opposition groups. Continue reading “Blogger Kaveh Taheri sentenced to three years”