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06/24/08

Iran: 100 bloggers condemn Internet filtering

Source: Reporters Without Borders

BooyehkhakMore than 100 Iranian bloggers have signed a statement condemning Internet filtering and urging the authorities to allow free expression that was posted on the blog Booyehkhak (http://booyekhak.blogfa.com/post-406.aspx) on 17 June.

The statement maintains that online freedom of expression is severely restricted in Iran, criticizes the government's control of the Internet and says its intimidation of bloggers violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Access to more that 14 websites specializing in politics or social issues have been blocked in the past few weeks and bloggers were briefly detained during a meeting on 12 June.

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