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bmdbley'sBro 09-29-2010 08:59 PM

35-year-old Canadian-Iranian blogger, activist sentenced to 19yrs jail
 
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(CNN) -- An Iranian court has sentenced the so-called "blogfather" of Iran to 19½ years in prison, the semi-official Mashregh news website said Tuesday.

Hossein Derakhshan was "convicted of cooperating with enemy states, making propaganda against the Islamic system of government, promoting small anti-revolutionary groups, managing obscene web sites and insulting Islamic sanctities," Mashregh reported.


The 35-year-old Canadian-Iranian blogger and activist was also banned from journalistic endeavors and from joining any political parties for five years.

Derakhshan was arrested on November 1, 2008, and is being held at the Evin Prison in Tehran, reported the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Hamed Derakhshan, Hossein Derakhshan's brother, was shocked when he discovered the news of Hossein Derakhshan's sentence from an online news report.

"It targets exactly freedom of speech and expression. Maybe they are trying to make an example of him by giving him a heavy sentence," Hamed Derakhshan told CNN.

The Derakhshan family will appeal Hossein Derakhshan's sentence.

Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, condemned the sentence.

"This is the longest sentence issued against a blogger in Iran, and it is solely because of his opinions and blogging. The sentence is meant to send a chilling message to the Iranian youth to stay away from the internet in practicing their freedom of expression," Ghaemi said.

Derakhshan's blog, titled Editor Myself on i.hoder.com, gained worldwide notoriety. He got particular attention for helping other Iranians start their own blogs with step-by-step start-up guides published in Persian.

Derakhshan also blogged on many political issues including freedom of expression, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Israeli relations in the Middle East.

In 2006 Derakhshan shocked his followers when he visited Israel on his Canadian passport.

"He was reporting his trip minute by minute on his blog ... in both English and Persian. It was the first time that an Iranian was reporting the real life in Israel," Hamed Derakhshan said.

Shortly before his imprisonment Hossein Derakhshan began writing in support of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"He felt Ahmadinejad was doing good for Iran. At that point many Iranian bloggers didn't like his ideas. He believed in the system. He did not believe it was perfect, but he thought he could work with the system and make it better," Hamed Derakhshan said.


CNN attempts to contact Iranian authorities for comment were unsuccessful.
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/me...ex.html?hpt=T2
so who wants to bet it'll be 5years or less before this is happening in the u.s & canada?

mstearnsy 09-29-2010 09:04 PM

oh shut the **** up man, do you seriously SERIOUSLY want to compare life in Canada to ****in IRAN????

bmdbley'sBro 09-30-2010 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by mstearnsy (Post 1454238)
oh shut the **** up man, do you seriously SERIOUSLY want to compare life in Canada to ****in IRAN????

if I and others just 'shut the fk up' we get closer to theocracy or oligarchy...

g20 -largest mass (false) arrests in canadian history miss-using a law, claims of sexual assault by female journo's, resulting in over $115 million in lawsuits. also many pre summit raids on over 70 residences! probably made possible by: phones can be tapped since 1999 with no warrant or oversight of any kind, we just have to trust its not abused at all. we toture people or hand our citizens over to be tortured. we condone & aid in the production of opium in afghanistan. civil remedies act -allows the gov to seize your property without you even being arrested or charged with a crime, where civil law applies based on probabilities over -reasonable doubt & proof! then the cops auction that property & keep the money or Profit! $2000- to $10,000 traffic tickets where no one died, no accident? ontario (& b.c) HST, eco fee during a recession/depression, etc ,etc..

mstearnsy 09-30-2010 04:34 PM

Right, Dalton McGuinty is a lying son of a bitch who raises taxes despite promising not to, creates laws to penalize speeders (even though 150 km/h in my M3 is safer than 100 km/h in a rusted out Neon with bald tires) yet won't enfore the law for native Canadians terrorizing an entire town near Hamilton...

So educate people in an intelligent manner to vote him out of power. Don't imply that Canada and Iran are similar in political culture, because it makes you look like a dumbass.

Robb 09-30-2010 05:38 PM

$0.02
I knew Mcguinty was a slimey SOB before he started !
John Torey or even Howard Hampton would have been alot better !

Vote Rob Ford, and you'll see Toronto's taxes fall. :)
Starting with the vehicle registration tax !
:mad:

TheLoneVR! 09-30-2010 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mstearnsy (Post 1454453)
Right, Dalton McGuinty is a lying son of a bitch who raises taxes despite promising not to, creates laws to penalize speeders (even though 150 km/h in my M3 is safer than 100 km/h in a rusted out Neon with bald tires) yet won't enfore the law for native Canadians terrorizing an entire town near Hamilton...

So educate people in an intelligent manner to vote him out of power. Don't imply that Canada and Iran are similar in political culture, because it makes you look like a dumbass.

from your mouth (keyboard) to Gods ears!!

Well said good sir!:cool:*rockout*

SiR 09-30-2010 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mstearnsy (Post 1454453)
Right, Dalton McGuinty is a lying son of a bitch who raises taxes despite promising not to, creates laws to penalize speeders (even though 150 km/h in my M3 is safer than 100 km/h in a rusted out Neon with bald tires) yet won't enfore the law for native Canadians terrorizing an entire town near Hamilton...

So educate people in an intelligent manner to vote him out of power. Don't imply that Canada and Iran are similar in political culture, because it makes you look like a dumbass.

ah, but the point is whoever you vote in wont be any better.

i see what hes getting at.... and he has good reason to worry with all the recent bs going on.

and this to?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/20651...nl_dnx_h_crawl

hopefully crap like that gets squashed before going any furthur.

though obviously on a whole Canada is obviously a better place to live than Iran... but his point is its going downhill fast with all this crap and we all should be very worried.

SiR 09-30-2010 08:58 PM

reminds me of this quote(which i like)

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They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

bmdbley'sBro 09-30-2010 10:03 PM

SIR you want this thread for canadian cyber law stuff

rcmp serving warrants in Ottawa for downloading/uploading
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136593
seems our copyright net laws are being 'globalised'

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so much for your vote counting? One man to make the decision for all Canadians!?

Johnston could be the one man in Canada who ultimately decides who forms the government if the next election produces another minority Parliament. "It leaves him having to make a decision that affects who governs Canada. Somebody has to make the decision."


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A constitutional crisis likely looms for Canada's next governor general
By Mark Kennedy, Postmedia News September 28, 2010


http://www.vancouversun.com/news/con...#ixzz10spoznaH
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Random breath tests not Charter blow
By MINDELLE JACOBS, QMI Agency



http://www.ottawasun.com/comment/col...-15417791.html



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Customers furious with City owned Hydro Ottawa's treatment


He was stunned when he saw the demand on his most recent statement for an immediate $452.37 security deposit over and above his monthly billing, bringing it to $661.76. On his statement were words that had never been there before: Deposit amount is required due to poor credit rating.


“I do not have a poor credit rating, and they’ve never told me before I have a poor credit rating. I’ve been a customer since 1976, I’ve always paid my bills, I’ve never had a shut-off, I’ve never bounced a cheque in my life anywhere.”


The due date on his statement was July 2. He sent a cheque for all but the security deposit. “I’m refusing to pay it. I phoned and told that to a supervisor in their credit department.” AC argued his case. “It was an arrogant we’re going to get your deposit or cut your power off.”


http://www.ottawasun.com/news/column...-14728361.html



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McGuinty makes no apologies for escalating hydro rates


By DOUG HEMPSTEAD Ottawa Sun

Last Updated: September 24, 2010 7:52pm

Do your laundry on the weekend, it’s cheaper.
That was Dalton McGuinty’s advice to Ontario families being forced to cope with hydro rates which will rise at least $1 a month to upwards of $50 to $60 annually over last year’s rates.


The premier, who was in Ottawa Friday, made no apologies for the rising rates and blamed mandatory fixes to an antiquated system as the reason.



“Let me be very clear on this: electricity bills are going up. There’s no getting around that.
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http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa...-15469801.html


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Sharia Law in Canada: Honor Killing Mom Gets off: Daughter Strangled by Mom, No Time in Prison

Aset Magomadova leaves Calgary court Thursday July 15, 2010, after a judge sentenced the city woman to a three-year term of probation for strangling her promiscuous, 14-year-old daughter. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Sal LoVecchio said a non-custodial punishment would be sufficient forMagomadova's killing of daughter Aminat. (Photo by JIM WELLS/Calgary Sun)


http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/a...in-prison.html


google - latimer. he did 15yrs for the same thing -well his daughter was in a wheelchair in a near comatose state.



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G20 lawsuit seeks $115-million in damages
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/09...on-in-damages/



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Hospital says sorry to sex-assault victim

Women forced to wait, or go to other hospitals for crucial exams

By KENNETH JACKSON, Ottawa Sun
Last Updated: July 6, 2010 9:29pm


OTTAWA - - The Ottawa woman refused immediate treatment at the Ottawa Hospital Sunday for a sexual assault wasn’t the first case in recent weeks.


“There have been other situations where patients have returned the following day or referred to Renfrew,” said Mike Tierney, vice-president of clinical programs.


Tierney said staffing shortages are to blame.

A 21-year-old woman was taken to the Civic campus of the hospital early Sunday morning to have a rape kit completed but Ottawa police were told there were no sexual assault nurses available, as reported in the Sun.


The victim was given three options: Lie in a bed until Monday morning when a nurse would be available — but she wouldn’t be able to shower — or go to either Cornwall or Renfrew hospitals.She ended up being taken by police to Renfrew to get treatment


http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa.../14624076.html




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Wait times at Civic among longest in Ontario
By ANTONELLA ARTUSO, QMI Agency

Last Updated: September 4, 2010 4:11pm

One in 10 emergency room patients at the Civic hospital is waiting 21.5 hours or more for admission — one of the longest wait times in the province.

http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa.../15248436.html



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