Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Free Arash and Mojtaba

Today is Global Blogger Action Day, and all bloggers are being called on to give visibility to the plight of Iranian bloggers Arash Sigarchi and Mojtaba Saminejad, both in prison in Iran because of their blogging.

Blogs are free sites through which people publish thoughts and opinions. Iranian authorities have been clamping down on prominent sites for some time, since they threaten the total control of the repressive regime of the mullahs.

The former Soviet Union found it necessary to squelch the use of computers and the budding internet for the same reason. You cannot have a closed society if people have free access to ideas, thoughts and opinions.


And here are three Iranian blogs to keep you updated on what is going on inside with those who want a democratic society:

Student Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran

Democracy for Iran

Regime Change Iran

Spread the word.

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