"Their arrest was publicized," she added. "Everybody knew about it. And then they came out. They had their lamentations, their statements of regret."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.
But, Ms. Farhi says, the released prisoners told a former vice-president, who is a blogger, that authorities tortured them.
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.