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March 23, 2009

Iranian Blogger Death Follow-Up

Huffington Post has an interesting piece up on Omid Reza Mir Sayafi’s death in an Iranian prison, written by an Iranian student (under a pseudonym of course). It brings some perspective, and springs from Sayafi’s writing, which is interesting of course. You can read his blog too, despite it being pulled offline, using the amazing Wayback machine.

Another interesting post on the topic is on Global Voices Online, about the Iranian online censorship. It puts things into perspective.

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March 20, 2009

Iranian Blogger Dies In Prison

Global Voices report the sad news that Iranian blogger Omid Reza Mir Sayafi has died in prison.

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, who had been sentenced to 30 months prison for insulting Islamic Republic Leaders last month, died in prsion today. Human Rights Activists in Iran site says[fa] the reason for his death has not been announced but he was in very bad psychological condition.

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