Student in Iran gets 8 years in prison for protesting....
He now has time to memorize the Koran...
An Iranian court on Saturday sentenced a student who took part in protests following Iran's disputed presidential election this year to eight years in prison, a website reported.
The June 12 vote triggered big street demonstrations by opposition supporters accusing the authorities of rigging the result, which gave President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second term in charge.
Abdullah Momeni's wife told website Mowjcamp, which backs defeated candidate Mirhossein Mousavi, that Momeni was sentenced to six years for taking part in post-election protests and two years for previous activities concerning national security.
Several other post-election detainees have received jail terms and three people have been sentenced to death, according to Iranian media.
Last week a court sentenced a man to seven years in jail and 74 lashes for post-election activities, Mowjcamp reported.