Posted by: becketfund | January 4, 2007

Iran: Singer Sentenced for “Insulting Islam”

Radio Free Europe reports that an Iranian court has allegedly sentenced Habib Meftah Bushehri, an Iranian musician, to two years in prison for “insulting Islam” during his band’s performance in France in 2006. The band performed religious music from the southern Iranian city of Bushehr, which a judge deemed “an insult to sanctities” for unknown reasons. Meftah Bushehri’s case is reportedly under review, during which time he will not be allowed to leave Iran.

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