In an op-ed for the "Wall Street Journal," Bret Stephens cites RFE/RL Persian Service (Radio Farda) reports
on the suspicious death of Iranian blogger Omid-Reza Mirsayafi. A portion of the article is reprinted below, the full text is available here
.Will Obama Listen to Iran's Bloggers?
Bret Stephens | Wall Street Journal
[...] Mirsayafi's forebodings proved well-justified. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports that he was taken to the prison hospital shortly before his death with an irregular pulse. "The doctor told [the prison authorities] how to treat him, asked him to send him to a city hospital," Mirsayafi's lawyer told RFE/RL's Radio Farda. "But they ignored the doctor and said [Mirsayafi] was faking his illness. The doctor said, 'his heartbeat is 40 per minute, you can't fake that.' But they sent the doctor out of the room." Prison authorities ruled the death a suicide; Mirsayafi was only 25. [...]