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.
Mobile phone internet service in Iran is being disrupted a week into protests in the country’s southwest over water shortages, a monitoring group said Thursday, unrest that has seen at least three people killed.
The violations of freedom of expression and other human rights will only increase under new Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, who is otherwise known as the “henchman” of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners.
Violation of freedom of expression through control and repression on the Internet is one of the main examples of human rights violations in Iran. What we will certainly see increase in after the presidency of Ebrahim Raisi, the death commission judge in Iran.
The Islamic Republic of Iran plans to punish social media users as a group of Iranian conservative lawmakers, who hold the majority in parliament, are working on a draft bill that could further restrict access to the internet.
A group of Iranian lawmakers are working on a draft bill that could further restrict access to the internet, a reformist newspaper said Sunday.
The Social Deputy of Iran’s Cyber Police (FATA) said yesterday that three people who had published false news with the goal of “creating ambiguity” on election day were detained.
The Iranian parliament has begun preparing a law to suppress freedoms on social media, just days before the presidential election, as the mullahs fear that social media will play a role in creating an impact that threatens the regime’s survival.
Akbar Nosrati, head of the Iranian Cyber Police in West Azerbaijan province, announced the arrest of an Instagram page admin for “publishing tense information about the elections”.
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.
Internet filtering in Iran has been ramped up ahead of the imminent presidential elections. In the past month, the Iranian authorities have warned social media users and media activists that they would severely deal with those calling for a boycott of the elections.