Iran’s "Blogfather" Facing Possible Execution
Friday, September 24, 2010
Citizen-journalist Hossein Derakhshan – who helped inspire a network of dissident bloggers throughout the Iranian diaspora – was arrested in 2008 in Iran and is now on trial facing a number of charges, including "creating propaganda against the Islamic regime." Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari, who was himself imprisoned and tortured in Iran for four months last year and then released, tells us that Derakhshan might not be so lucky.
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