Hossein Derakhshan who is a blogger sentenced to 19.5 years in jail, was granted prison leave and is now back behind bars. He was allowed out of prison on March 20, 2011 and went back to prison on March 26th.
According to Human Rights House of Iran he was able to go on prison leave again two days later, on March 28, and again returned to prison on April 3rd.
Hossein Derakhshan is at present serving his 19.5-year sentence behind bars at Evin prison.
Hossein had returned to Iran in October 2008 and was arrested and incarcerated shortly after his arrival on October 10, 2008.
Derakhshan was charged with “co-operating with hostile states”, “propaganda against the regime”,” “insulting the holy” and “creating and overseeing vulgar & obscene websites.” He was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison along with a 5year ban on taking part in any media activities. Presiding Judge Salavati also fined Hossein in the amount of 30,500 Euros, 2,900 Dollars and 200 British Pounds.