Mar 19 2009
Connected World #2
Since finding a blogger from Eastern Europe was hard for me (and some other people as well), Ms. Ulster gave the option to look for blogs by the topic we were assigned as well as the original option, by a blogger from your assigned region. Since my assigned topic was Human Rights, I searched for blogs in the same website (http://globalvoicesonline.org/) using their search engine. It came up with many interesting results, so it was more convenient and I got a variety of choices to chose from. This week I chose a blog written by Hamid Tehrani, (Blogger Profile: http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/hamid-tehrani/) from Iran. It was written about an Iranian blogger that suffered from depression who died because the prison doctors didn’t allow him to get treated in a hospital outside of prison (Link To Original Blog: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/03/19/omid-reza-mir-sayafi-iranian-blogger-dies-in-prison/). Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, a 29 year-old blogger and journalist was sentenced to prison for and a half years in the past December for insulting religous leaders and engaging propaganda agaisnt the Islamic Republic of Iran. So after not getting medical care, he died of deep depression on March 18 2009 at the Evin Prison in Tehran. Although he is wrong in this case, I think anyone deserves the right to be treated if they’re sick. But then he was the one causing propaganda in islam society and insulting religous leaders first, and everybody has the right to believe in what religion they believe in (or just anything else in general) so it’s sorta like irony because he was the one insulting other people first. But then again he deserves the right to be medically treated. So I guess it could work one way or the other.