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Iranian Resisters Face Torture, Trial for "Sending Images to...the Enemy"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 29 2009

With reports now coming out of Iran that some of the 150 or so protesters locked up in the post-election conflict there have been tortured -- having their fingernails forcibly removed or being forced to lick toilet bowls -- NBC's Jim Sciutto picks up on one detail that is both chilling to those of us who engaged in Iran from afar and revealing of how seriously Iranian authorities take new media. Among the charges under which the protesters will stand trial is "sending images to the media of the enemy," i.e. blogging, emailing, YouTube-ing, and otherwise revealing to the world a peek inside Iran in those troubling days. (Photo by Steve Rhodes)