January 14, 2005

Mortazavi defends unilateral filtering of 'immoral and sacriligious' websites

Tehran cheif prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, reiterated after a meeting with officials from IT ministry that cooperation between the two bodies for filtering websites will continue.

He said with increasing internet usage and the growing risks posed to youth by lack of filtering, all policy making bodies in the country are resolved to filter "immoral and sacriligious" websites.

Mortazavi spoke of more meetings between the IT ministry and judiciary officials to address filtering issues.

Source: ISNA

Posted at January 14, 2005 04:42 PM