Soheil Arabi ,born on 21 August 1985, is an Iranian blogger who was sentenced to death in Iran in 2013 on charges of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his posts on Facebook about Atena Daemi, a civil rights activist and political prisoner.
In late September 2015, his death sentence was commuted to “reading 13 religious books and studying theology for two years” by a higher court. It was the first time that such a decision to commute a death sentence had occurred in the Islamic Republic of Iran, where an unknown number of people are on death row for blasphemy, heresy or other religious offences.
Soheil is is still in detention. Although his current condition is unknown. All we know is that he has been on several hunger strikes, was injured in prison by the guards and needs urgent medical attention.
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