The Iranian-Canadian “Blogfather,” who inspired a young generation of Persian Internet users, was back in his Tehran home Wednesday after a pardon from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei quashed his 17-year prison sentence.“He was pardoned and released yesterday,” said a message from a family member of Hossein Derakhshan. “We are all relieved and very happy to finally put this chapter behind us.” (via Canadian-Iranian ‘blogfather’ released from Evin prison, report says | Toronto Star)

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