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Iran Judiciary Seals Offices of News Web Site

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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 07:03 AM
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Iran Judiciary Seals Offices of News Web Site


www.kha leejtimes.com

TEHERAN - Iran’s judiciary has sealed off the offices of a popular news Web site critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s policies after journalists continued to update it despite official filtering, the Web site said.


Rights groups and diplomats say there is a broad crackdown on dissenting voices in the Islamic state, which is under growing Western pressure over its disputed nuclear programme. The authorities deny such moves, saying they allow free speech.
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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 07:03 AM
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The Iranian President stood before students and faculty of Columbia University yesterday and said that Iran has free speech.

I guess you have free speech as long as you are in line with the government.

A news site which has been critical of the Iranian government has been locked down and their offices closed according to this article.

If you go to en.baztab.com..., you can see that this site's top story was a story on the long range missile that was displayed last week during a military parade.

So when you are analyzing what the leader of Iran said in his apearances here in the US this week, keep in mind this little bit of news.

I guess free speech has another meaning in Iran.

In other words, if the US was Iran, any news organization critical of our US government would simply be shut down.

We would have no ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FNC, newspapers by the score, and we wouldn't have ATS.

Maybe Ahmadinejad needs to research what free speech is before he tackles the holocaust subject.

Think about that.....

www.kha leejtimes.com
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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 08:05 AM
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Here is another article on the Iranian government shutting down the website:

Offices of hardline website closed

More background on Iran silencing this website can be found here:

Reporters Without Borders

The Iranian President's office has been fightling to close this down for seven months and how ironic that mahmoud gets his way just days before claiming Iranians' have free speech during his appearance at Columbia university.



 
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