Sunday, December 14, 2008

Free Hossein Darakshan (aka Hoder)


The Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey puts it nicely:

"(...)let me inform you that I have a deep personal dislike to Hossein Darakshan (...) Nope, me don't like him, so much so that when I heard the news of him getting arrested in his last visit in Iran, on charges of espionage for Israel, I let out a hearty laugh, thinking that the piece of shit finally got what was coming to him. (...) And then I remembered: The guy was arrested by the Iranian republic. For Espionage. FOR ISRAEL. Even if we ignore that last part, the man was arrested, no doubtly for his writing and activism. Since when did that not matter? Since when are our campaigns for releasing dissidents based on our personal like or dislike of said dissident? (...) even if all of my beliefs change, there is one I can not give up on, and that's every human's right to freedom of speech, even if they are brown-nosing assholes.

So yes, please, Free Hoder (...) because Freedom of speech is not about popularity. If you can design a website, if you can help out with banner-designs, if you can do anything to help, please do, and let's get him out, and then bash him later as long as we wish. Ok?"

Couldn't have said it better. Hope this post will help freeing Hoder somehow. I'll leave the design of a Free Hoder banner to a more crafted person though.

1 comment:

knossos said...

He should have thrown a used condome.

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