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- Kristen Silverberg, former US ambassador to the European Union
The day I created my blog, I had no idea that because of my words, I would  be persecuted, threatened with death, expelled from school, charged in court, and be obliged to spend the rest of my life in exile. Kacem El Ghazzali, Blogger Board Member, We must break this wall of fear. Otherwise we don't deserve our freedom. - Syrian cyber-dissident Suhair Atassi Rami Nakhle slide Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki is an Iranian blogger and political dissident who was imprisoned in 2009 for his role in the post-election riots that erupted in Iran. Maikel Nabil Sanad, Egipt cyber-dissident Salim Boukhdir, Tunisian blogger Hahram Rafizadeh, Iranian blogger Kareem Amer, Egyptian blogger serving four years in prison.

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Saeed Abedini Saeed Abedini
Country: Iran
Status: Jailed
Saeed Abedini
Saeed Abedini is an Iranian pastor, who converted to Christianity from Islam in the early 2000s and created “home churches” in Tehran. He married an American citizen from Idaho oi 2002 and moved to America. He is a father of two and has been...

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Syrian Dissidents Compare Slaughter to Holocaust

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah terrorist organization, continues to dispatch constituents to fight alongside government forces in Syria’s civil war.  Media outlets, such as the Hezbollah-owned TV station, “Al Manar,” aired a video clip on YouTube, Thursday,...

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