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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