"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Monday, September 12, 2005
Via the Committee To Protect Bloggers
We have not been able to get any information on Omid Sheikhan since the third week in July. If anyone out there can find out if he is safe or not, please let us know.
Omid was arrested about nine months ago in the initial wave of Iranian blogger arrests. He was kept in prison over two month, including a month in solitary confinement where he was tortured.
Omid faces trial for allegedly breaking a variety of "moral laws," which range anywhere from drinking wine to corrupting the populace by throwing a birthday party. The main reason Omid is being tried is for "possessing satirical pictures" of Iranian political figures, something not taken lightly in a regime that denies freedom of speech.
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