Sharia alert from AKI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Tehran, 26 Oct. (AKI) – The wave of censorship in Iran, which began with the rise to power of hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, continues after the targeting of newspapers, journalists, internet sites and bloggers. In the past few days, sites and blogs that focus on women’s rights and issues have now been censored. Iranian web surfers have been blocked from navigating in particular the websites of ‘Womeniniran’, ‘Irwomen’, ‘Iftribune’ and ‘Womeniw’, four of the most popular feminist websites in the country.
In total, it is estimated that there are 130,000 websites which Iranians have been prohibited from navigating.
The main Iranian women’s groups are currently involved in collecting signatures for an appeal to protest against censorship in Iran. The petition by Iranian women can be accessed at http://new.petitiononline.com/womeno/petition.html.