Iranian judiciary chief claims regime blocked Telegram app over “complaints”

Iranian regime’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani

This news bulletin from Iranian state TV reports that the head of the Iranian regime’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani,  has claimed the regime blocked the popular Telegram app used by many protesters after receiving “thousands of complaints” about it, further suggesting that the app, used by many activists, could be used for criminality and terrorism.

The newsreader says, “In another part of his speech about blocking the Telegram app, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, said, ‘Thousands of complaints had been received about Telegram, and taking this action was an essential duty of the judiciary, but the Telegram authorities did not cooperate with us in identifying criminal violators.’.  He referred to the fact that a messenger app like Telegram could become a safe haven for perpetrating criminal acts, and providing offenders with a mask without fear of being identified while committing criminal acts, including deception,  fraud and crimes against the dignity of individuals as well as perpetrating terrorist actions, which are not acceptable to any country”.