You may recall that on Feb. 22nd there was a red banner here and on other blogs that said "Free Mojtaba and Arash", referring to two Iranian bloggers who had been arrested for expressing their opinions. That banner was part of a campaign of support which doesn't seem to have had much effect.
Iranian blogger and human rights activist Arash Sigarchi was sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of "espionage and insulting the country's leaders." His harsh sentence, given by a Revolutionary Court on February 22, 2005, sends a stark message to other bloggers and independent government critics in Iran.
If you follow the link for the rest of the story you'll also be able join in an email campaign to express concern to Iranian officials over this denial of free speech and human rights. The site belongs to an organization called Human Rights First which has taken up the cause.
Via Whiskey Bar.