Monday, February 21, 2005

Free bloggers Majtaba & Arash from prison!

According to the BBC news, on Feb 20,2005, in two separate articles, entitled,"Global Blogger Action Day" and "The Price for Blogging Iran", two men have been imprisoned in Iran for criticizing the government through radio interviews and blogging. The men imprisoned are: Mojtaba Saminejad, whose bail is set at $125,000 and Arash Sigarchi whose bail is set at $200,000.

The world community of bloggers is encouraged to put a request on a blog on Feb 22,2005, as a worldwide effort for these men to be released. This is my reponse to the cause of the liberty of all men and women everywhere to be able to speak or write what is in their minds, hearts and consciences without punishment.

Will you join in this effort to promote First Amendment Rights for all nations by participating in the Global Action Day for Blogging Freedom and Independent-of-government News Sources? That name is the one I have called my effort because it describes my interest in the plights of two total strangers to me, but ones who have committed no real crimes except political dissension [according to the BBC news]. The right or liberty to criticize the government is essential to a free nation, and encompanies the duty of the citizens to change the government when it no longer responds to the citizens.

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