Iran unblocked access to the Telegram messenger

On 28 December, Iran launched a major eight years of anti-government protests

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Iran unblocked access messenger Telegram, reported local news Agency IRNA 14 Jan.

Restrictions imposed on the background of the protests, withdrew in the evening of 13 January, said an informed source.

The Associated Press writes that reporters on Saturday talked with residents of a number of Iranian cities including Shiraz, Isfahan, Bandar Abbas, Rasht and Urmia. They all confirmed that access to Telegram restored.

It is noted that this messenger used about 40 million Iranians.

From 28 December to 3 January in Iran were the largest over the past eight years anti-government demonstrations. The authorities are required to overcome poverty, to release political prisoners, to end the tyranny of the police and to stop participating in the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

31 December the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani said that the country’s citizens can freely Express their frustration, but urged to avoid violence.

January 2, Iran’s spiritual leader Ali Khamenei called the demonstrations the machinations of the enemies of Iran. The head of the Revolutionary court of Tehran Hojatoleslam Kazangarare accused the protesters of sedition.

Reuters reports that during the protests killed at least 22 people, about 1 thousand protesters were detained.

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