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October 15, 2004

The Revolution Will Not Be Blogged: Iran Cracks Down on Blog Protests

Interesting:

Six online journalists and webloggers have been arrested in Iran recently in a crackdown on dissent on the internet. "People charged for having illegal internet sites... will be put on trial soon," said a judiciary spokesman.

The trials would be "open" and charges included "acting against national security, disturbing the public mind and insulting sanctities".

Web journals flourish in Iran where the youthful, reform-hungry population has gone online for news and entertainment.

Hmmmm... sounds like Iran is pretty much like the US in that respect.

Thanks a lot to Bohemian Conservative, who rounds up real political oppression being committed by the dictators Hollywood either isn't interested in or actively supports.


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