WikiLeakS.org has issued a Press Release:
WIKILEAKS PRESS RELEASE
Thu Jul 16 20:37:43 GMT 2009
Iran has blocked the main addresses of the whistleblower site WikiLeaks. In doing so, it has crossed an important human rights line.
Far from being an anti-Iranian propaganda site, WikiLeaks has often exposed other countries' plans actions or plans in relation to Iran.
But Iran has not blocked WikiLeaks to stop foreign influence pouring into the country. It has blocked WikiLeaks to try and prevent Iranian whistleblowers getting the truth out.
In censorship terms, the blocking of WikiLeaks is Iran's Berlin wall moment; it is not an attempt to keep enemies out, rather, it is an attempt to lock Iranians in, and as such must be condemned.
Why are the WikiLeakS.org political activists surprised that their efforts to expose mostly "Western" Government and private sector plots and secrecy, is not appreciated by evil authoritarian censorship regimes like that in Iran ?
The Enemy of your Enemy is not always your Friend.
What took the Iranian censors so long to try to block access to WikiLeakS.org ?