Iran detains 1200 Internet users in Tehran

Tehran’s police chief officer announced the arrest of 1,200 Internet users in the Iranian capital Tehran during a period of eight months. (Shutterstock)

Tehran’s police chief officer announced the arrest of 1,200 Internet users in the Iranian capital Tehran during a period of eight months on “moral and social charges, embezzlement, fraud, data theft, and prohibited activities on social media and smartphone apps.”

Gen. Hussein Sajdi Nia said that 986 men and 298 women were captured during this period after being detected by the anti-cyber-crimes police FATA, according to “Basij Press” of the Basij militias.

According to Tehran’s police chief, many of the crimes like data theft occurred through social networking applications such as Tango, Telegram, and Instagram.

The Iranian Prosecutor Ahmed Ali Montazeri, who heads the Internet censorship Committee in the country, announced on Dec. 6, blocking and shutting down 14 thousand site and social accounts in the country because of its hateful content against “religion, morality and the hostile attack on the religious and national values by Foreign enemies.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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