|Police officer involved in blogger’s death sentenced to prison||
TEHRAN – An Iranian police officer charged with involvement in the death of Sattar Beheshti has been sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes.
Tehran appeals court has upheld the indictment, Giti Pourfazel, the lawyer representing the Beheshti family, told the IRNA news agency on Thursday.
Beheshti was a blogger who died in custody on November 3, 2012. Beheshti had been charged with spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic system, insulting the values of the system, and making efforts to act against national security.
On December 1, 2012, the Tehran cyber police chief, Colonel Mohammad Hassan Shokrian, was removed from his post because of his failure to properly supervise his personnel’s treatment of the blogger.
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