Somedays, 1984 reads like a happy comedy.  Real life exceeds Room 101.

Sattar Beheshti, a blogger, was arrested on October 30 for anti-government views expressed on his personal blog and Facebook page. The following week he was pronounced dead by the authorities, and a probe into his death was launched after allegations that he died under torture by the cyber police created a public outrage in the media.

In recent months, several people have been arrested in Iran for their activities on Facebook.

via Another Facebook arrest carried out in Iran.