Michael Totten

Targeting a journalist

The Iranian regime is now targeting Iason Athanasiadis (aka Jason Fowden) of _The Washington Times_. According to Hossein Mohseni Ejeii, Iran’s intelligence “minister”:http://www.reuters.com/article/Iran/idUSTRE55N1Q920090624:
bq. “Some people with British passports were involved in recent riots,” he said. “One of the detainees collected information needed by the enemies under the guise of a reporter.”
Such an unfair focus on one person, without regard to their rights or due process, is deeply worrying and authentically totalitarian.