Persian, U.S. blogospheres come together
May 1, 2003 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Persian, Amercian blogospheres come together after an Iranian blogger, Sina Motallebi, was detained by Iranian regime. OJR's Mark Glaser has the story. BTW, sign the "Release Sina" petition if you haven't.
posted by hoder (5 comments total)
A petition is going to change the minds of the Iranian government? We can't even save TV shows with them....
posted by oissubke at 3:13 PM on May 1, 2003

Well, they say nothing's more effective than an online petition.
posted by smackfu at 4:20 PM on May 1, 2003

This is Sina's eleventh day in custody. He was arrested April 20. Eyeranian writes today,
... don't be surprised if Sina is forced to accepting any charges or even confesses to certain misdeeds. This is unfortunately the norm for Iranian prisoners. Remember this, for Sina and his family, the priority right now is to get the most lenient sentence for him. Remaining silent and/or accepting some misdemeanors is the easiest way to achieve that. I can completely understand their rationale too. Getting a 5 year sentence or a 10 year one for a 30 year old with a baby in waiting is a huge difference.
posted by hairyeyeball at 5:40 PM on May 1, 2003

but if i sign the e-petition, will the terrorists have won?
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 11:29 PM on May 1, 2003

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