Journalist, blogger and civil rights activist Hamid Mafi has been sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Ghazvin Revolutionary Court.
According to the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, Mafi had been arrested on February 9th at his work in the Island of Gheshm. He was released on a $100,000 bail after 13 days.
He had also been arrested on March 11, 2008 and was released after 10 days on a $50,000 bail.
Hamid Manfi was born in 1979 and has graduated with a degree in Industrial management. He started his career in journalism with “Hadis”, a local publication in Ghazvin. He had also written for “Farhang va Ashti” and has published many articles in Shargh, Etemad, Kargozaran and Etemadeh Melli newspapers.