#Iran: Activists in Iran continue to be in “extreme danger”, but will not be defeated by government violence. Weak nuclear agreement harms the cause of human rights in Iran – Hassan Rouhani – one year and 800 executions later: why we should listen to the Iranian Resistance – and stop feeding the crocodiles
Lord Alton says activists in Iran continue to be in “extreme danger”, but will not be defeated by government violence.
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Recently, a representative of the Iranian cybercrimes police took to the country’s state media to boast of the regime’s successes in disrupting peaceful networks on Instagram and other social media. This brought Western media attention to a series of arrests that had taken place in March as part of a sting operation called “Spider II.” The Iranian internet has turned into a cultural battleground where secular, pro-democratic ideas are aggressively battled by the Iranian regime.
Eight models were arrested as part of this crackdown, for the crime of posting images of themselves without their legally mandated head scarves. Another 21 individuals have criminal cases pending against them as a result of the same sting operation.
While it’s difficult to confirm…
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