Iran accused of blocking opposition communications
Posted in: Censorship at 12/02/2010 16:42
The US has accused Iran of seeking a "near-total information blockade" to silence anti-government protesters.
The allegations came after opposition supporters clashed with security forces as Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 revolution.
The US government said it had information that the telephone network was taken down, SMS messages blocked, and internet communication "throttled".
China and Burma have also been accused of blocking internet communication.