Free Hoder



There are reports that Hossein Derakhshan has been arrested in Iran. Hossein is a friend, a blogging pioneer, and a supporter of freedom of expression and human rights. Hossein Derakhshan should be released immediately and I hope that the Canadian government takes action to secure his release.

After he became very concerned about the demonization of Iran in the media, a possible attack on Iran, and the manipulation of human rights issues to support an attack on Iran Hossein alienated many of his former supporters. It is unfortunate that some are now so critical of him (see the comment sections here and here) that they are dismissing his arrest and not supporting calls for his release.

If you believe in freedom of expression and human rights — even if you disagree with Hossein’s opinions — support calls for his release.

4 comments.

  1. […] years, his writings have become highly critical of the US and Israel and strongly pro-regime. As friends who’ve reported on Hossein’s situation have noted, this shift in perspective has […]

  2. […] bloggers write if he is in jail we should support him despite the fact that he almost always supported Islamic […]

  3. […] Blogger schreiben, dass wir ihm helfen sollten, wenn er im Gefängnis ist, obwohl er fast immer die islamische Regierung unterstützt […]

  4. […] Blogger schreiben, dass wir ihm helfen sollten, wenn er im Gefängnis ist, obwohl er fast immer die islamische Regierung unterstützt […]

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