Free Mojtaba and Arash Day

Iranian bloggers are awesome. There are almost 65,000 ''active'' blogs from an estimated 200,000. At such number any oppressive regime must be in terror, if it fears freedom of expression.

Anyhow, I hope non of the handful Egyptian bloggers will end up like [Mojtaba, Arash or any of the prosecuted bloggers in Iran|http://committeetoprotectbloggers.blogspot.com/2005/01/committee-to-protect-bloggers_20.html]. Well, lets just hope that more Egyptian bloggers would start to exist and start poking the limits of freedom in the press and other controlled media.

The BBC has a [story|http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4278241.stm] about it. The Wikipedia is full of [interesting facts|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Blogs].

UPDATE: [Iran jails Arash for 14 years| http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4292399.stm].

This is very depressing.