Blogger and political and civil rights activist Ali Kalaei who had been sentenced to 7 years in prison in the lower court, has been summoned to serve his sentence.
According to the Human Rights House of Iran, a letter has been sent to Kalaei’s mother as the bail provider which mandates her to have her son appear at Evin Prison within 20 days.
His lawyer Mina Jafari has been told that he has been summoned to serve his 7 year prison sentence.
He has not been served with the decision of the appeals court but the summons order indicates that the lower court’s verdict may have been upheld in the appeals court.
Judge Mirabbas had sentneced him to 6 years in prison. He also had a one year suspended prison sentence from 2007.
Kalaei has been sentenced to one year in prison for anti-regime propaganda by publishing false new stories, reports on political prisoners and conducting interviews. He has also received a 5 year prison sentence for gathering and conspiracy to commit a crime by membership in the Human Rights Reporters.
Persian Article: http://www.rahana.org/archives/42825