Many bloggers in Iran have been imprisoned or tortured for airing their views online.  Now new legislation is being proposed by the Iranian parliament that will up the ante on the "crime" of blogging by making it punishable by death (listen to PRI report).  The proposed bill (see translation here) seeks to "toughen punishment for disturbing mental security in society."  The bill adds "establishing websites and weblogs promoting corruption, prostitution and atheism" as activities that shall be punishable by death, along with pornography, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping, and sexual exploitation.  The scariest part is that the government would define who is a "corrupt" blogger.  Scary.

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  1. That in’tihgss just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks!

    #1 by Maud — January 11, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

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