Iran's regime shut down a newspaper over an article on the crackdown on protests

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Jahan-é Sanat, business daily, was punished for bringing charges against police and security forces

Iran's regime shut down a newspaper over an article on the crackdown on the protests

Iranian press after the death of Mahsa Amini (Wana/Reuters)

The business daily Jahan-é Sanat was closed down by publish with accusations against security forces in Iran, a country rocked by protests over the death of young Mahsa Amini, the information agency of the judicial authority announced on Tuesday.

Amini, a young Iranian woman of Kurdish origin, died on September 16, three days after she was arrested by morality police for violating Iran's strict dress code for women.

“The daily Jahan-é Sanat (”The World of Industry”) was closed on Monday due to the violation of the resolutions of the Supreme National Security Council” , said Mizan Online, citing a statement from the Ministry of Culture.

The closure of the newspaper is due to “an article published on Saturday by the newspaper containing accusations against the forces police and security forces,” the source said.

Iran's regime closed a newspaper for an article on the crackdown on protests

(Wana/Reuters)< p class="paragraph">At the end of October, the reformist daily Sazandegi reported that “more than 20 journalists remained in detention”. Other journalists have been summoned by the authorities, the newspaper added.

At least 342 people have been killed in the demonstrations according to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights, while six people They have been sentenced to death for their participation in the demonstrations. Thousands of people have been arrested, including several journalists, during the demonstrations.

New Internet blackouts

The regime imposed strong restrictions on the internet on Monday, with the mobile network not working in various parts of the country and fixed connections very slow, in an apparent attempt to control the protests.

“ The network traffic data shows a serious disruption to internet service in Iran, with mobile internet cut off for many users,” said NetBlocks, a platform that monitors user connectivity and censorship on the Internet. the net.

Added to this is a sharp slowdown of the fixed internet, which works extremely slowly.

Internet outages are not new ones since they began to be applied from the beginning of the protests, but in recent weeks the connection had improved, although the Whatsapp, Instagram and Twitter applications were still blocked.

The protesters, mainly young people and women, initially called for more freedoms, but are now demanding the end of the Islamic Republic.

The protests intensified last week, after a call by activists to commemorate the 2019 mobilizations, in which 300 people were killed, according to Amnesty International.

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes in the past week, according to data of Iran, which NGOs raise to more than 30.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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