Jan 17, 2005

Blogging The System

According to this news article, bloggers in Iran are not just being blocked from their blogging services of choice but also arrested and tortured.
"Their arrest was publicized," she added. "Everybody knew about it. And then they came out. They had their lamentations, their statements of regret."

But, Ms. Farhi says, the released prisoners told a former vice-president, who is a blogger, that authorities tortured them.
I knew blogspot was being blocked in Iran and China but I didn't know Iranian authorities were arresting bloggers. I think they will be unpleasantly surprised when they discover this only creates more blogs, more blogging services, and more political ranting from an unhappy public.