Iran Intelligence fearing dissidence targets “Clubhouse” social audio app

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Ebrahim Raisi

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The Iranian regime has targeted virtual debate rooms that provide opportunities for the free exchange of ideas such as the “Clubhouse” application and has jailed a number of those involved in debates from inside Iran and warned others not to participate in such discussions.

Less than a year ago, the Clubhouse social audio application was booming among Iranians on the eve of the presidential election campaign. But now the regime fears the application as a tool for the Iranian people to organize against the tyrannical government.

In some of the Clubhouse debate rooms, a number of political activists and thinkers have explicitly suggested that the best way to put pressure on the regime or even overthrow it, is to take people to the streets.

These words have sounded the alarm in the Ministry of Intelligence and government security agencies.

The Ministry of Intelligence is well aware that the situation is ripe for a mass uprising in Iran: The economic situation has become increasingly difficult, the living standards of the people has declined, the country is grappling with a number of crises that have led to, inflation, poverty, water, electricity, and gas disruptions.

The appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s new president, whose hands are stained with the blood of several thousand political activists, along with the appointment of high-ranking Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officials who follow in the footsteps of the Taliban, has caused the Iranian people to largely forsake the possibility of any reforms under the existing system.

As the living conditions in Iran rapidly decline, government repression and fears that large numbers of people will take to the streets to demand the overthrow of the government are on the rise.

Source » iranbriefing

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