Free Hoder: facing death for the crime of thinking and speaking

Hossein Derakhshan, aka Hoder, is evidently facing the death penalty in Iran Рfor blogging (or, in their words, “collaborating with enemy states, creating propaganda against the
Islamic regime, insulting religious sanctity, and creating propaganda
for anti-revolutionary groups.”) This is nuts, and we should all be blogging in support of Hoder’s release. More information at Global Voices.

Hossein Derakshan arrested?

According to Global Voices Advocacy, the active and highly visible Iranian blogger Hossein Derakshan (aka Hoder) has been arrested in Tehran and “is being investigated on suspicion of espionage for the state of Israel.” No posts on Hoder’s blog since October. Hoder’s been active in shining a light on other similar arrests. GV notes that the arrest hasn’t been confirmed by other news sources.