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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Iranian government said on Tuesday it will unblock the internet only when authorities are sure it will not be abused during violent demonstrations against a petrol price hike.

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"Iran to unblock internet once 'abuse' stops"... in other words.. "never".

Bye bye, Majoosi.....

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-20 10:29 AM | Reply

Netblocks, a website that monitors global net shutdowns, said internet connectivity in Iran was at four per cent on Tuesday compared with normal levels.

"Sixty-five hours after #Iran implemented a near-total internet shutdown, some of the last remaining networks are now being cut," it said on Twitter.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-20 10:30 AM | Reply

Amnesty says at least 106 killed in Iran protests.

"Video footage shows security forces using firearms, water cannons and tear gas to disperse protests and beating demonstrators with batons," Amnesty said. "Images of bullet casings left on the ground afterwards, as well as the resulting high death toll, indicate that they used live ammunition."

Amnesty, citing eyewitnesses corroborated by video footage, said snipers also shot into crowds of people from rooftops and, in one case, a helicopter."

Resistance to the Islamic dictatorship is growing. Now they have to shut down the internet.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-20 02:43 PM | Reply

Now this is a quid pro quo Liberals can get behind, considering they are trying to make speech no longer free but constricted by the court of popular opinion.

#4 | Posted by humtake at 2019-11-21 12:01 PM | Reply

"considering they are trying to make speech no longer free but constricted by the court of popular opinion."

Free Speech is not actually free... you do know that right?

Or are you a child?

The American system of free speech (not the only system) isn't cost-free. Repressing speech has its costs, but so does allowing it.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-21 12:48 PM | Reply

Free Speech is not actually free... you do know that right?

"Oorah, yut, kill!"

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-11-21 08:11 PM | Reply

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