Sunday, February 27, 2005

Iranian Bloggers

Links courtesy of Harry's Place the on-going story, sorry story of Iranian repression, when next door Iraq is moving in the opposite direction.

From the BBC

22 Feb 05

Global Blogger action day called

The global web log community is being called into action to lend support to two imprisoned Iranian bloggers. The month-old Committee to Protect Bloggers' is asking those with blogs to dedicate their sites on Tuesday to the "Free Mojtaba and Arash Day". Arash Sigarchi and Mojtaba Saminejad are both in prison in Iran.

23 Feb 05

Iran jails blogger for 14 years
An Iranian weblogger has been jailed for 14 years on charges of spying and aiding foreign counter-revolutionaries. Arash Sigarchi was arrested last month after using his blog to criticise the arrest of other online journalists. Mr Sigarchi, who also edits a newspaper in northern Iran, was sentenced by a revolutionary court in the Gilan area.

21 Feb 05

Committee to Protect bloggers

referring to its

13 Feb 05

Free Mojtaba and Arash Day appeal


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