Iran Internet Service Disruption Follows Water Riots

Regional Shutdowns Apparently To Control Protests

22 Jul 2021 by Local Press Report

Mobile phone internet service in Iran is being disrupted a week into deadly protests in the country’s southwest over water shortages, a monitoring group has said. Internet-access advocacy group attributed part of the disruption to “state information controls or targeted internet shutdowns.” It identified the outages as beginning July 15, when the protests began in Khuzestan amid a drought affecting the oil-rich region neighboring Iraq.

Source: AP News

Source: AP News

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