Thursday, October 14, 2004

Iranian Bloggers Arrested

Thanks to Slashdot for linking to a Reuter's piece on this.
Iranian authorities have arrested at least six Internet journalists and webloggers in recent days, colleagues and relatives said on Wednesday, in a further blow to limited press freedoms in the Islamic state.
They will face charges of "propagating against the regime, acting against national security, disturbing the public mind and also insulting religious sanctities," he said.
Kinda scary as a blogger. Fortunately I live in the good 'ole U.S. of A. where I have nothing to fear but the FBI & Dept. of Homeland Security. [Insert PATRIOT Act rant here.]