With internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry

After Iran last month imposed an internet shutdown lasting several days in a southeastern region during a rare upsurge of unrest, activists say the government is now using the tactic repeatedly when protests erupt. Rights groups say at least 10 people were killed when security forces opened fire on fuel porters around Saravan in the province of Sistan-Baluchistan on 22 February, prompting protests where live ammunition was used on unarmed demonstrators. But little information filtered out due to a near total shutdown of the internet in the impoverished region bordering Pakistan, which has a la…

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