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Interesting question was raised by .@no2censorship since when is using a pen name illegal?
many prominent/historic figures used pseudonyms specially facing dictatorships
@Jack @Twitter @yoyoel pls activate @HeshmatAlavi #FreedomofSpeech
here are some historic/prominent pseudonyms
Benjamin Franklin pen-names:
Anthony Afterwit
Busy Body
Caelia Shortface
Martha Careful
Polly Baker
Richard Saunders
Silence Dogood-Used 2get work published
.@Jack .@yoyoel .@twitter would u ban Franklin for pen-name as u have @HeshmatAlavi?
John Adams used the pen name Humphrey Ploughjogger to publish his letters in the Boston Evening-Post
.@Jack .@yoyoel .@twitter would u ban him for pen-name as u have @HeshmatAlavi?
#WeAreAllHeshmat #freeAlavi
Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, pen name Asdreni, who wrote Albanian national anthem and was part of Albanian national movement
.@Jack .@yoyoel .@twitter would u ban him for pen-name as u have @HeshmatAlavi?
#WeAreAllHeshmat #freeAlavi
Does anyone recognize Voltaire by his actual name?François-Marie Arouet
.@Jack .@yoyoel .@twitter would u ban him for pen-name as u have @HeshmatAlavi?
#WeAreAllHeshmat #freeAlavi
Mark Twain was actually the pen-name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
.@Jack .@yoyoel .@twitter would u ban him for pen-name as u have @HeshmatAlavi?
#WeAreAllHeshmat #freeAlavi
Hossein Sadjadi Ghaemmaghami Farahani is better known by his pen name Kader Abdolah a pseudonym composed of the names of 2friends executed by the Iranian regime
.@Jack .@yoyoel .@twitter would u ban him for pen-name as u have @HeshmatAlavi?
#WeAreAllHeshmat #freeAlavi
For those attacking .@HeshmatAlavi 4not revealing his id remember he's up against ruthless dictatorship which has executed 120k for their views
has killed bloggers under torture like Sattar Beheshti
assassinated poets like Ghazaleh Alizadeh
executed writers like Saeed Soltanpour
But Iranian regime's brutalities know no borders
critics of #Iran regime have been slain around the world
frm Dr Kazem Rajavi to Mohammad Hossein Naghdi
frm Hitoshi Igarashi, slain for translating Satanic verses to fatwa for Salman Rushdie which still stands
But 1key question remains
why is @heshmatalavi's identity a prob?have any of his statements/remarks been baseless/false?!I've read most his articles &followed his tweets which are always backed with facts &docs
Issue isn't 'fake' identity but what he's revealing
#FreeAlavi @Jack
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