: As a Nobel Peace Prize turns the spotlight on the crisis in human rights in Iran, Hoder also reminds us of the “white torture” of blogger Sina Motallebi.

And let’s also turn our attention to this threatened execution in Iran.

: I’ve been waiting for this: An Iranian blogger on the significance of the Nobel. Pedram writes:

This is a victory for all those who believe basic human rights is an essential component of global justice, freedom and yes peace….

It is with those thoughts that I think this was indeed a great day for Iran and Iranians. It may even be the dawn of a new opposition forming under the banner of a non-violent, human-rights-above-all, democratic new union.

After all, the Norwegian Nobel Committee may have not only chosen the first Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, but also the first candidate of Iran’s first free presidential election, ever.