Iran isn't really a shining beacon of democracy, Shelby, so I'm not quite sure why you're using them as a comparison, praticularly since Israel has the exact same law that you're complaining about - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Wouter
    • 15.11.11 | 13:09 (IST)

    But if you really want to go there: Israel has rather similar laws to the new (?) Iranian law you describe: if an Israeli visits an "enemy country" they can be prosecuted, and this law has been used frequently in recent years against (typically arab) journalists and politicians.

    from the article: Israeli MK: Iran TV's Palestinian correspondent is a foreign agent
    First published 10:16 15.11.11 | Last updated 10:16 15.11.11
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