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Friday, June 26, 2009

Censorship and Surveillance in Iran

Reading last night's bone-chiling tweets from the Iranian known on Twitter as PersianKiwi, who has been posting virtually non-stop for the last week and a half, raises the question of whether the difference between censorship and surveillance is now playing out to a bloody end in Iran:

** they catch ppl with mobile - so many killed today - so many injured - Allah Akbar - they take one of us
** they pull away the dead into trucks - like factory - no human can do this - we beg Allah for save us -
**Everybody is under arrest & cant move - Mousavi - Karroubi even rumour Khatami is in house guardwe must go - dont know when we can get internet - they take 1 of us, they will torture and get names - now we must move fast -
**thank you ppls 4 supporting Sea of Green - pls remember always our martyrs - Allah Akbar - Allah Akbar - Allah Akbar
**Allah - you are the creator of all and all must return to you - Allah Akbar -

link: Bob Ostertag: In the Digital Iran, Censorship and Surveillance Merge

Note from TRH: Persiankiwi, whose Twitter broadcasts many of us had followed with rapt attention through the crisis in Iran fell silent two days ago. I, along with many others, are hopeful and yet fearful concerning his or her safety.


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