Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

December 28, 2004

Bloggers tortured in Iran

Filed under: — Different River @ 7:29 pm

Mohammed Ali Abtahi, a former Vice President of Iran, has a blog, in which he reports that in Iran, dissident bloggers are being arrested and tortured. The intended end-point of the torture seems to be to make them confess to crimes which have nothing to do with blogging. I don’t read Farsi (Persian), so I’m relying on the translation here. Buzzmachine has some more information here. Hat tip to Instapundit.

This is the sort of thing that reminds those of us in the U.S. how valuable freedom of speech is — not just in the Constitution, but in the implementation. And to think that some really smart people thought that was too obvious to need to spell out.

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