Iran tightening noose on communication

Making sure no more pictures of people being beaten and killed by government security forces, the Iranian government is tightening its grip on the Internet.
Iran Limits Internet Access Ahead Of Protests
The AP reports that residents in Tehran were unable to access e-mail. They also said more web sites were blocked.
The government also ordered foreign journalists not to leave their offices Dec. 7 to cover the street demonstrations expected.
Dec. 7 is a traditional day for rallies because it marks the killing of three students in a 1953 anti-US demonstration.
The government is apparently concerned that the demonstrations on Monday will go the way of other sanctioned rallies and end up criticizing the government for the way the recent elections were held and for the growing repressive measures being taken.


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