02/13/2005: Would They Someday Throw Away the Key?
Farouz Farzami wrote this chilling tale about her 36 day ordeal in and Iranian prison for writing points of view critical of Iran in her Web-Blog in this article called: A blogger's 'crime' against the Islamic state of Iran.
Farouz wrote in part this exchange with her interrogators:
"Do you accept the charges?" the interrogator asked.
"That you have written things in your Web log that go against the Islamic system and that encourage people to topple the system," he said. "You are inviting corrupt American liberalism to rule Iran."
"I've tried to write my ideas and opinions in my Web log and to communicate with others in Farsi all over the world," I said.
He was displeased. "These answers will lead us nowhere, and you will stay here for years. Tell us the truth. How much have you received to write these offenses against the Islamic state? How are you and your fellow Web loggers organized?"
*Whew!* It is frightening to realize that for this "crime" Farouz could indeed be locked up for years...maybe for life...and have the key thrown away.
Karen on 02.13.05 @ 06:24 AM CST