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Anonymous hackers promise to ‘help the people of Iran’ as protestsOUS News

Hacker collective Anonymous appears to have pledged to aid the people of Iran as protests erupted in the country following the death of a woman who was arrested over a dress code violation.

“We listen to the calls of the Iranian people. We understand the abuse you are facing, and we will do our best to help the people of Iran as much as possible,” the Twitter account YourAnonNews, which tracks Anonymous’s activity, said in a statement. Told Post With the hashtags #OpIran and #Anonymous.

“Many hacktivists around the world support the people of Iran and understand how repressive your government is,” he said in the statement.

The post comes after Al Jazeera reported that several Iranian and state-affiliated media websites were down.

Before the shutdown, a Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous claimed to have launched a cyber campaign against Iran in support of nationwide protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, according to the outlet.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a report that Iran’s Guidance Patrol, also known as the Ethics Police, arrested the 22-year-old on September 13 for wearing an “inappropriate hijab”.

The agency said ethics police “severely” beat Amini during his arrest and transfer to the Wozara Detention Center in the Iranian capital Tehran. She later slipped into a coma and died in the detention center on 16 September.

The OHCHR, citing experts, claimed that Iranian officials attributed the death to a heart attack of natural causes, but reports suggested that Amini died as a result of alleged torture and abuse.

Protests erupted across Iran in the days following Amini’s death, especially in his hometown of Saqq.

Official Iranian sources claimed eight people had been killed since the protests began, but Reuters reported that the death toll in Kurdish regions had already risen to 15.

Speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of his visit to the UN General Assembly in New York, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday that he has ordered an investigation into Amini’s case and warned protesters that “acts of anarchy” are unacceptable. Huh.

Raisi also said that Iran still had freedom of expression, even though his government blocked access to Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the country’s last remaining social networks, amid protests.

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