Iran: Telegram Channel Admin Arrested over Coronavirus


ICBHR– Islamic agents in Paveh, west of Iran arrested Telegram Channel administrator over Coronavirus content on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The administrator Saeed Ahmadi was arrested by the Islamic security agents for alleged releasing content about Coronavirus pandemic in the country, according to International Federation of Journalists.

As of today [Last updated: April 11, 2020, 16:54 GMT], officially, Iran ranked eighth in world total COVID-19 cases, with 70,029 total infections, more than 4,357 deaths, and 41,947 recovered, allegedly.

Previously, Islamic Criminal Court in Shahroud, northeast of Iran sentenced four Telegram Channel administrators to a prison term and fine.

The court issued verdict against Mehdi Ameri, Mostafa Sharif, Reza Zolfaghari, and Mohammad Hussein Nademi for alleged criticism over water scarcity in the country.

The convicted administrators were reportedly sentenced to 19 months in prison and fine at Branch 104 of the criminal court because of alleged complaints by the governor.

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