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<nettime> Blocking a website: Worse than torture?
David Mandl on Mon, 2 Aug 2010 02:49:03 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Blocking a website: Worse than torture?

Why do people continue to be shocked that the most repressive governments are not afraid of websites and their operators?

 {AT} wikileaks tweeted this earlier today:


Iranians report that Iran has blocked WikiLeaks submissions again. This discredits Iran.


*This* discredits Iran? According to Amnesty International (to pick one example):

Iran's latest presidential election on June 12, 2009, took place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.  Amnesty International continues to document serious human rights violations including detention of human rights defenders and other prisoners of conscience, unfair trials, torture and mistreatment in detention, deaths in custody and the application of the death penalty. Iran has one of the highest number of recorded executions of any country in the world.



Dave Mandl
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