Hossein Derakhshan: Iranian Bloggers Speak Out

A group of Iranian bloggers has published a collective statement about Hossein Derakhshan’s arrest in Tehran. It’s signed by Omid Memarian and Sanam Dolatshahi, among others.

From On Hoder’s Disappearance and Possible Detention (eyeranian.net):

Derakhshan’s own position regarding a number of prisoners of conscience in Iran has been a source of contention among the blogging community and has caused many to distance themselves from him. This, however, doesn’t change the fact that the freedom of expression is sacred for all not just the ones with whom we agree.

We therefore categorically condemn the circumstances surrounding Derakhshan’s arrest and detention and demand his immediate release.

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