Iran arrests 5 social media users on security charges

By REUTERS
June 8, 2015 17:53

DUBAI - Iranian authorities arrested five social media users on security charges, a judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Monday, in the latest incident in the establishment's long fight to suppress online dissenters.

"Several members of a group which systematically took steps against security and called for illegal activities on social media were identified and arrested by the security forces," Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei was quoted as saying by the Mehr agency.

He said five people had been arrested so far and more may follow as part of the same operation.


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