- Name: Esmail Jafari
- Country: Iran
- Status: Free
- Blog: http://www.poutin.blogfa.com
Esmail Jafari is a journalist for local weeklies Nassr Bousher and Baharestan. He also maintains a blog titled Rah Mardom, "Voice of the People." Hailing from Bushehr, Hafari is also a theater director and actor.
On April 8, 2008, the authorities arrested Jafari, who was accused of "divulging information aboard" and "espionage," and seized his computer equipment, which allegedly held pictures of a worker's protest in Bushehr. He was released on April 24, 2008, but on December 6, 2008, a court sentenced him to five months in prison on charges of anti-government propaganda and threatening national security. On March 18, 2009, he was released from Bushehr prison on a payment of 50 million toman (about 40,000 euros) in bail.