Jailed for watching satellite television and using internet

Shahrzadnews:Between March and December 2011 over 372 people living in Iran’s Malayer province were sent to jail after being found in possession of satellite television dishes. These can receive programmes from foreign or opposition stations which the Iranian regime says “broadcast hostile and corrupt material.” The figure represents a sharp increase of such cases.

According to Mehdi Ahmadi Tajvid, the Chief of Justice for the province, 245 people were arrested for the offence in 2010, while the figure for 2009 was only 112.

Judge Tajvid added that his office was seeking a total ban on satellite television, internet and CD distribution in the province.

Veröffentlicht am 2. Februar 2012 in Gesetze, Medien, Meinungen, Politik und mit , , , , , , , , getaggt. Setze ein Lesezeichen auf den Permalink. Ein Kommentar.

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