January 13, 2005

Jahangard: Judiciary should stop unilateral filtering

Following the recent widespread filtering of various websites and weblogs in Iran, including Orkut, Blogger, and Persianblog, Mostafa Jahangard, the director of Information High Council expressed his concerns about the non-observance of the minimum legal requirements in this case. “I hope the three-member committee, which is the responsible authority that determines the websites that should be filtered, declares its views as soon as possible,” he added.

Insisting that no official correspondence has been communicated with the ISPs, Jahangard warned that without the least legal procedures it is impossible to organize the country’s various issues. He hoped that the Cultural Revolution High Council, which is the responsible authority to follow up such matters, investigates the filtering issue further and reverses this trend back to its logical and legal track.

Source: ISNA

Posted at January 13, 2005 06:03 AM