Jailed Blogger Freed on $500,000 Bail
September 13, 2010- Jailed Iranian blogger and human rights activist Shiva Nazar Ahari has been released on $500,000 bond. She is awaiting sentencing following her trial on September 4th, but for the present she is free after 266 days in prison.
In her September 4th trial she faced charges of “assembly and collusion to commit a crime”, “propaganda against the regime”, “disrupting the public order”, and most seriously, “moharebeh” (enmity with God), which carries a possible death sentence. The trial took place in branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court with presiding judge Pir-Abassi.
Worldwide protests have been staged calling for her release.