Iran will use 18 thousands Basij to monitor the cyberspace!

Source: al-Arabiya

Abdul Samad Khorram Abadi, Secretary of Iran’s Committee for Specifying Cyber Crimes, announced that 18000 Basij people will work as “voluntary militia” to monitor the space control. For Abadi, these people will serve as a primary sources to identifying criminal contents in the websites, helping the job of the Attorney General.

Last December, the Iranian regime has also announced the creation of a Basij militia composed by 200 Iranian students, which will form “Electronic Brigades”, in order to be “engaged in the soft electronic warfare against the country and to monitoring the hostile activities online”.

These projects were criticized by human rights organization, as a maneuver to increase the repression against the civil and democratic activists in the country.



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