If you haven’t heard of Hossein Derakhshan, the first thing I should tell you is that we need to save his life.
Derakhshan, also known as “Hoder” and the “blogfather” is a Toronto-based blogger known for facilitating Persian anti-government dissent in the blogosphere and later changing his political slant and alienating some of his readers.
Yes, he’s a controversial figure, but regardless of what he’s written, it is absolutely unacceptable that he is facing execution.
Carmen Chai, who I met in the Toronto Star radio room this summer, has listed several ways in which Canadians can help.
Read up, and please speak out.