10 Jun 2005

Mojtaba Saminejad

Click the image to be taken to the petition and sign it. If you have a blog, why not post it today and encourage others to do the same.

Mojtaba Saminejad is an Iranian blogger who was arrested for reporting on the arrest of three fellow Persian bloggers. Today, he is leading a hunger strike from his cell in Gohar Dashat prison outside Tehran, which is known for its abuse of inmates. Motjaba was arrested for reporting the earlier arrest of three of his fellow Iranian bloggers. (Iran has arrested over 20 bloggers over the last year.) Iranian bloggers who have been released have reported being the victims of torture.
Under the domination of Ayatollah Khamenei and the Supreme Council, Iranians are not free to hold their leaders accountable. But you are. Send a message to the Iranian regime demanding that Mojtaba be granted pardon and unconditional release. Outside support is vital to ensuring Motjaba's release.
You can edit the petition text below. It will then be emailed to the following Iranian leaders:

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Permanent
Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Iranian Representative, Iranian Representative at the Pakistan Embassy
Mohammad Khatami, Iran's President
Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, Head of the Iranian Judiciary

Related articles on other sites:
Committee to Protect Bloggers
Reporters Without Borders


Anonymous said...

If we send this petition to the Iranian authorities will they do anything to us????

soci said...

Only if you live in Iran.

Mr Wang Says So said...

This whole unfortunate episode even makes Philip Yeo look ........

... like a master of subtlety and finesse.

Anonymous said...

mr Mc Dermoot is it you set up this petiton by yourself or by others????

righteous said...

It sure is scary...PY seems more magnanimous

soci said...

I did not set up the petition. If I did I would say so, and my name is at the bottom of the list.

malaysian in singapore said...

here's a video on newsweek web of an interview with blogger Hossein Derakshan about how Iranians are using the Web.