Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Iran again cracking down on human rights websites

Iranian authorities have blocked access to several feminist websites critical of the government, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday, citing the reformist newspaper Etarnad Melli.

According to the article, the recent push is part of a new government initiative to identify illegal websites to Internet service providers in Iran, who are then tasked with blocking access to the hundreds of political, and human and women’s rights websites and blogs which are said to express dissent or anti-Islamic sentiments.

The most recent victims of the crackdown include feminist websites such as Meydaan-e Zanan (Women’s Field), Kanoon Zanan Irani (Iranian Women’s Center), Shir Zanan (a women’s sporting events site), and the Change for Equality campaign.

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