Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Free Mojtaba and Arash!

By: UnrepentantNewDealer

Feel free to read last night's post on Islamofascism below this one if you haven't yet and post comments if the urge strikes you. The following is a brief post to draw your attention to a

Worldwide Blogger Alert

I don't personally know Mojtaba Saminejad and Arash Sigarchi. But their plight has spread through the blogosphere like wildfire and I believe it is worthy of calling attention to on IVIC. They are Iranian bloggers imprisoned by the regime there for speaking out against the Islamic Republic's arrests and detentions of dissident bloggers. They are but the tip of the iceberg of dictatorial governments, most notably Iran, cracking down on bloggers.

The Committee to Protect Bloggers has declared today "Free Mojtaba and Arash Day." Here's what you can do to help. I encourage everyone who reads these words and has a blog of their own to post a short post like this. It could say nothing more than just "Free Motjaba and Arash." You can download a banner ad on their site Also, the United States does not maintain diplomatic relations with Iran but there is an Iranian Interest Section at the Pakistani Embassy and Iran does have a representative at the UN.

Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran
622 Third Ave. New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 687-2020 / Fax: (212) 867-7086
E-mail: Email the ambassador

Iranian Representative
Embassy of Pakistan
Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran
2209 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20007
Email the Interests Section

You know what to do.