Sunday, November 30, 2008


A collection of reactions and links here and here.

Amongst the slain, the uncompromising ATS chief Hemant Karkare.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hoder’s arrest

Hossein Darakhshan—a blogger much loved and reviled for his instrumental role in the development of the Iranian Blogosphere, and his ever passionate and highly charged opinions, as well as, his erratic political persona—appears to have been arrested by the Iranian authorities. This piece in (the semi-official) Baztabonline confirms the news and indicates that he is being interrogated and has so far “confessed” to being an “Israeli spy.”

An update on Hoder

Of course, arbitrary arrests, torture, and the practice of extracting false confessions are the stuff of this murderous regime. Let’s hope that this latest indecent imbecility comes to an end soon and Mr. Darakhshan is free again to rejoin his family and friends with his physical well being and human dignity intact.