The persecution of Hoder

No matter what his opinions were or what opinions you may have had about him, that doesn’t matter now. We should all be outraged, loudly outraged. For — as I said when Hoder told me about Sina’s arrest — a blogger, one of us, has been arrested and imprisoned for what he has said. If anyone should stand up for the right of free speech of a blogger it should be us, bloggers. — Jeff Jarvis

Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan, aka Hoder, has been sentenced in Iran to 19.5 years for being an ‘anti-revolutionary blogger’.

We should be outraged and demand that the evil regime in Iran release him.

Also see

The persecution of Hoder

Iranian Blogger Hossein Derakhshan Sentenced to Over 19 Years in Prison

Iran’s ‘blogfather’ sentenced to almost 20 years in prison

The heavy price of blogging in Iran

Iran imprisons ‘blogfather’ for anti-state activities

Iran by Neda

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