Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Iran shutters 24 internet cafes, arrests 23 in crackdown on indecency

The Iranian government on Sunday closed down 24 internet cafes and arrested 23 people, with authorities citing “immoral computer games…obscene photos” and improper women’s dress, AHN reported Monday.

An opposition website said the government’s actions come in light of “a new wave of suppression of women.”

According to the article: “Iran’s government security forces inspected 435 coffee shops, handing out 170 warnings over the weekend, reports said.”

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