Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Complaints about Iran

The Cyberdissidents organisation is a neo-con propoganda front for the US extreme right wing. Still, the following was sent round by their boss, David Keyes, and is valid, sadly, not that it tells any of us anything we don't already know, sadly:

On Nov. 18, two Iranian Internet activists, Ali Behzadian Nejad and Omid Lavassani, were sentenced to six years in prison. Their crimes? Mr. Lavassani had the audacity to design a Web site for the leading opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi. Mr. Nejad is being jailed for "published comments" written by others on his blog, and "propaganda against the system."Iranian laws about the Web are purposely kept vague. Ahmed Batebi, the dissident who recently escaped Tehran after eight years in prison, told me that "The regime can arrest people and bloggers for any reason precisely because the laws are not clear." >>>