Tuesday, March 28, 2006

March for Free Expression...2

A quick but crucial update on last Saturday's March for Free Expression here. Something I neglected to mention in any great detail during my last post on the topic was the fate of Reza Moradi. About halfway into the demo, Moradi - who is a member of the Iranian Workers' Party - as taken to one side by police due to a placard he was carrying which depicted some of the Jyllands-Posten cartoons, as a member of the crowd told police they felt "threatened" by the depictions.

Apparently, Moradi has since been charged (what with, no one really knows for sure) and will be prosecuted for carrying the placard, despite th fact that he was far from the only one there who was displaying the pictures, and despite the fact that, er, he was one of several hundred people taking part in a PEACEFUL, NON-VIOLENT show of solidarity. Harry's Place has more on Reza Moradi's plight. Don't the police have better things to do with their time? Disgraceful.


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