19 April 2009

U.S. Journalist Sentenced to 8 Years in Iranian Prison for "Espionage"

This is messed up, and makes you appreciate the importance of living in a free society and not some dictatorial backwater. From CNN:

"The Iranian government has held a secret trial, will not make public any evidence, and sentenced an American citizen to eight years in prison for a crime she didn't commit," the Democratic senator said.
There is also two "detained" (kidnapped) American journalists in North Korea right now, and bloggers aren't getting a lot of respect in tyrannical countries either. A Burmese blogger was sentenced to 20 years in prison for criticizing the junta, and a Chinese blogger was mysteriously stabbed.


LogicallyLocked said...

This is where Amnesty International comes in handy. Or just busting in with some big guns and shooting some bastards in the head. Whichever.