An Iranian protester has been sentenced to five years in jail and flogging, say human rights sources.
According to the Human Rights news agency, 28 year-old Amir Seif has been sentenced to five years in prison as well as 74 lashes for having taken part in opposition protests against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election in June 2009.
Seif was charged with “insulting” the officials of the Islamic Republic and “acting against national security by taking part in illegal assemblies.”
Following the hotly contested presidential election in June 2009, millions took to the streets to protest what they saw as a monumental electoral fraud. Many were either killed, while many others who were arrested received harsh sentences.