Tuesday, June 7, 2005


I wrote about blogger Mojtaba Saminejad in February. Here is an excerpt from Nick Farrell's article, Don't mock the Ayatollah on the web.

The Iranian blogger arrested during a crackdown against online dissent, was sent down on a charge of "insulting the supreme leader".

He got off on a charge of acting against national security and insulting the founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who has been dead for some time, but apparently checks Internet blogs in the afterlife and is still apparent capable of being offended. (TheInquirer.net, 06/07/05.)

Go to the Committee to Protect Bloggers for more information.