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Iranian regime Prosecutor General: Cyberspace is a ‘threat’

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The Iranian regime’s Prosecutor General called cyberspace a ‘threat’ which enemy is using to ‘install sedition’ in the country.

Speaking in Tehran on Friday, Ebrahim Raisi (Raeisi) said: “Today, the enemy is using the cyberspace to instill sedition.”

“We must have faith while using cyberspace in our country, and we must not let the enemies of the revolution infiltrate our cultural borders.”

The Iranian regime has intensified crackdown on Internet freedom.

Hassan Rouhani’s telecommunications minister confirmed on December 5 that the development of a system that can identify every user who logs onto the Internet is in the works.

“In future when people want to use the Internet they will be identified, and there will be no web surfer whose identity we do not know,” the country’s minister of telecommunications, Mahmoud Vaezi, said on Saturday.

The remarks by Hassan Rouhani’s minister of telecommunication comes days after the latest report by Freedom House on ‘Freedom on the Net 2014’ which said that Iran remains the worst country in the world for internet freedom.

The remarks by Hassan Rouhani’s minister of telecommunication comes days after the latest report by Freedom House on ‘Freedom on the Net 2014’ which said that Iran remains the worst country in the world for internet freedom.

The move by the telecommunications ministry would give the regime much tighter control over the websites users can access.

Ebrahim Raisi is well known for his role in 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. He was Deputy Prosecutor for Tehran during the time that tens thousands of political prisoners mostly members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were executed in span of few weeks.

Amnesty International has called for “those responsible for the killings – one of the worst abuses to be committed in Iran – should be prosecuted and tried before a regularly and legally constituted court and with all necessary procedural guarantees, in accordance with international fair trial standards.”