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Head of Iran Regime Assembly of Experts: Cyberspace Is More Dangerous Than Drugs

"Cyberspace Is More Dangerous Than Drugs"
"Cyberspace Is More Dangerous Than Drugs"
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s head of the Assembly of Experts, mullah Ahmad Jannati, while claiming cyberspace and social media can lead young people astray and their danger is more than (the danger of) drugs, theft and other social problems, demanded more crackdowns on cyberspace activists*.

According to state-run Entekhab website, mullah Jannati on Saturday December 31 in a meeting with the Kish Island Police Chief said they should take measures with full force to deal with and confront the potential damage of cyberspace and added: “Cyberspace affects the ideas, thoughts and behavior of the young people and you should make the success that you have achieved in the fight against this phenomenon in Kish available to other people so that they also benefit from these experiences.”

“Cyberspace is one of the regime’s and country’s important issues of the day and other issues are secondary,” he said.

The regime’s Kish Island Police Chief pointed out that in addition to the measures taken against cyberspace activity, the repressive plan against women and the so-called improper veiling in also the police priority and said: “The issue of (women’s) veiling is another priority of the police in Kish Island. There are more than 40 religious delegations in Kish and with their participation the duty of ‘promotion of virtue and prevention of vice’ is done very well, and in Bazaar (markets), Basiji women voluntarily perform this duty.”

* Death Penalty News is currently banned in Iran.

Source: NCRI, January 3, 2017

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