An Iranian political protester has been sentenced to a seven-year jail term and 74 lashes, the opposition website Mowjcamp reported Nov. 11. According to Mowjcamp, Soheyl Navidi-Kia, the son of a war veteran, was arrested during protests following last June's disputed presidential election on June 12 that led to the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Navidi-Kia was convicted of endangering national security, propaganda against the establishment and disturbing public disorder. Lashes are usually used in Iran as penalty for hooligans and so far no political prisoner had been given the punishment. Some 4,000 people were arrested for protesting against alleged fraud in the June 12 presidential election and more than 100 of them are still jail on charges of planning to overthrow the Islamic establishment. (DPA)

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