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June – 05: Hamid Reza Amini, director of a telegram channel, who has been detained in prison since December 02, 2017 was sentenced by the Branch 57 of the Culture and Media Court to pay 95 dollars in cash for charges of publishing lies to disturb public opinion.
June 05: An Ahwazi Arab activist, Hatam Marmazi, was killed under torture in the city’s Intelligence detention center. His family received phone calls from the Intelligence office, asking them to collect Marmazi’s dead body from the detention center on Tuesday.
Two civilians who were killed by the state security forces during the recent demonstration in Kazerun over plans to divide their city were identified.
Mehdi Mir-Mehdi the head of Tehran’s Computer Techs Guild Union cited the increase in use of anti-filters during these days and said: “The new chief of site-police of NAJA has notified the union about the regulations of prohibition of using VPN and anti-filters in café nets.”
By: A. Mahabadi, political writer and analyst
A look at the role of social networks in the Iranian people’s nationwide protests
Among the issues that has made the Iranian regime leader Ali Khamenei and all other state officials and organs to struggle like crazy is how to deal with social networks in general and Telegram in particular.
As one of the most popular social networking apps in the world and Iran, Telegram is a highly encrypted messaging app that offers such capabilities like creating channels, groups, and administration.