Iran has blocked access to whistleblowers' site WikiLeaks, ahead of today's expected protests. The site complains that it carries very little content about Iran and much of that shows the machinations of US intelligence-funded efforts to destabilise the country. A statement from WikiLeaks seems to have some sympathy with Iran …
That will not help them
at all, and that's very good so!
Word will get out (and into Iran), no matter what- oppression never made it in the long run.
only in Iran, oh and Germany and UK
I bet the European countries that blocked wikileaks are happy to see they have joined such an exclusive club of countries that respect human rights. Western civ fail all around.
Just another data point
Just another data point showing that the Iranian government fears & mistrusts its own people more than it fears anything outside it's borders.
Germany has not blocked Wikileaks
Just accessed it right now from my T-Online connection (hardly an insignificant ISP).
@asdf; Blocked in the UK?
If it was, it certainly is not now.
re: That will not help them
"Word will get out (and into Iran), no matter what- oppression never made it in the long run."
Is my satire meter not working, or did you actually intend that as a serious statement? If it's the latter, then I would point your attention to China. Oppression has been working there for quite a long time, and appears to be extremely effective. Meanwhile, the rest of the first-world nations turn a blind eye to the human rights violations. As long as they're willing to work cheap, we don't care what happens. That's what Iran needs to do -- allow itself to become an exploitable nation for cheap labor. If they were willing to do that, they'd be our new best friend regardless of local or international politics (including export restrictions and sanctions).
Refers to the MoD instructing BT to block Wikileaks.
Australia also doesn't like Wikileaks.