Iran experiences internet shutdowns amid protests over water crisis

Mobile internet services in Iran have been disrupted amid ongoing protests against a water crisis in the country’s southwest. At least three people — including a police officer — have been killed in clashes in Khuzestan, state media have reported. Demonstrators have been calling for action to address the shortage of water in the oil-rich province for seven consecutive days.

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Iran hardliners introduce new restrictive internet regulations

A bill on “cyberspace regulation” aimed at further restricting access, is to be tabled before the Iranian parliament, Reza Taghipour, former communications minister and a Tehran representative, said Sunday. Taghipour is an associate of Ebrahim Raeesi (Raisi) and heads the chief justice’s campaign committee on cyberspace for the controversial June 18 presidential election.

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