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Iran: Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, jailed blogger died

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, who had been sentenced to 30 months prison for insulting Islamic Republic Leaders last month, died in prsion today.Human Rights Activists in Iran site says[fa] the reason for his death has not been announced but he was in very bad psychological condition.

  • Carmen

    This is a sad day for humanity when a blogger can be jailed for airing his opinions, and ultimately die in prison while suffering from psychological problems. No matter how cruel the Iranian government behaves, the drumbeat of progress and free expression will continue. To Omid Reza Mir Sayafi and all who believe in free speech, we will win.

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  • Amine

    This is indeed a very sad day. I’d like to express my most sincere condolences to Omid’s family and to all Iranian bloggers and citizens. I’d also like to thank projects like global voices, advox, cpb etc… for bringing these stories and cases out of their anonymity and helping shine the necessary attention on them. People like Omid are putting their lives on the line to express their ideals, and the least thing we can all do is to amplify their message.

    As Carmen said above, Omid Reza Mir Sayafi and all who believe in free speech, we will win.

  • Winston

    Hmmm, I thought leftists wanted us all to believe Iran was heaven on earth… I see how it works now.

    • JC John Sese Cuneta

      Same… the real face…

    • Chris

      Clearly, you don’t understand leftists, Winston.

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  • Who

    No leftist would ever tell you that Iran is heaven on earth. Who are you listening to? Ann Coulter? And seriously, since when has truly freeing people involved external military strength? The strongest way a country can be helped is by its own people, who can only be free to change their country if they are inspired by the freedom we enjoy. “Freeing Iran” as we’ve “freed Iraq” only feeds their regime’s notions that we are totalitarian bad guys trying to take over their country, their culture and their resources.

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