Tag: Iran

Roya Nobakht: UK-Iranian Woman Imprisoned in Iran Over Facebook Posts

Who Is Roya Nobakht? Roya Saberinejad (also spelled “Saberi-Negad”) Nobakht is a 48-year-old Iranian-British woman, currently serving time in an Iranian jail after posting comments on Facebook criticizing the Iranian regime for being too controlling and “too Islamic”. Roya was arrested in October 2013, during a visit to her family in Iran under the suspicion of “gathering and participation with intent to commit crimes against national security” and “insulting Islamic…

Iran Denies Restricting Access to Telegram over “Immoral” Stickers

Internet control in Iran has allegedly reached new levels, as the access to the encrypted communication app Telegram has been severely restricted over what Iranian officials called “immoral” stickers embedded in the app. “Stickers” are small illustrations, similar to emoticons, used in messages to express moods. On June 29, Telegram posted a statement on Twitter, admitting that the app has been facing traffic problems in Iran,…