Center to Investigate Organized Crime

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Info:
The CIOC was established by Iran’s IRGC for the purposes of protecting the
Government of Iran in the cyber realm. During the June 12, 2009 presidential
election in Iran, the CIOC helped the Iranian Government censor websites
and identify opposition activists;

For example, CIOC issued a communiqué on June 17, 2009 , urging website man a
gers to block “content that incites the population to riot and spread threats
and rumors.”;

CIOC also helped identify internet users who published material insulting government
officials and questioning the elections; some of these individuals were subsequently
arrested by government agencies;

Also Known As:
CIOC
Cyber Crime Office
Center for Inspecting Organised Crimes
Center for the Study of Organized Crime

Involved In:
Abuse of Human Rights

Country:
Iran

Website:
www.gerdab.ir

E-mail:
[email protected]

Reason for the color:
» Added on November 8, 2012 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13628, which targets Iranian regime’s abuse of human rights;

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