Major internet service outage in Iran, reports NetBlocks on Twitter

Major internet service outage in Iran, reports NetBlocks on Twitter

DUBAI, Nov 21 – Internet monitor NetBlocks reported a major service outage in Iran on Monday, prompting rights groups to fear a shutdown of web access to help quell anti-government unrest in Iran. Kurdish populated regions.

Protests across the country, sparked by the death of young Iranian Kurd Mahsa Amini in September in morality police custody, have been most intense in the western provinces, where the majority of Iran’s 10 million Kurds live. .

NetBlocks, which tracks connectivity around the world, tweeted that mobile internet was cut off for many users in Iran amid a new wave of protests and reports of casualties.

Several videos shared on social media on Monday showed crowds fleeing bullets fired by security forces, with footage in the Kurdish-populated city of Javanrud showing people sheltering behind a wall, tending to an injured man. and trying to recover the body of a dead protester that was lying in the street.

Hengaw, an Iranian Kurdish rights group, shared a video showing security forces being dispatched to the Kurdish cities of Mahabad and Bukan in dozens of vans, motorcycles, police cars and a light armored vehicle painted black. . Reuters was unable to verify the images.

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