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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.

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  • 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.

  • […] friend Hamid Tehrani has told us that Omir Reza Misayafi has died in prison in Iran. Omir was sentenced in December to three years […]

  • 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.

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

  • […] and religious authorities in that country, is dead. Misayafi’s death was reported on Global Voices Online via an Iranian human rights site in Farsi and we learned of it from The Committee to Protect […]

  • […] [via CPB and Global Voices] […]

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    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.

  • […] and religious authorities in that country, is dead. Misayafi’s death was reported on Global Voices Online via an Iranian human rights site in Farsi and we learned of it from The Committee to Protect […]

  • […] 奥米德·礼萨·米赛亚非(Omid Reza Misayafi)之前因“冒犯”政府和宗教权威而遭逮捕,于近日死在狱中。一个伊朗人权组织站点通过全球之声在线(Global Voices Online)做了报道,而我们是通过博客保护委员会(The Committee to Protect Bloggers)了解此事的。 […]

  • […] and religious authorities in that country, is dead. Misayafi’s death was reported on Global Voices Online via an Iranian human rights site in Farsi and we learned of it from The Committee to Protect […]

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