In the statement made by the US Treasury Department, it was underlined that the general license in question was issued to increase support for internet freedom in Iran.
Pointing out that the government restricted internet access after the demonstrations that started in Iran after Mahsa Emini died after he was detained on the grounds that he was detained on the grounds of “not complying with the headscarf rules”, it was noted that the US took action to “support the access of the Iranian people to a free flow of information and fact-based information”.
The general license will allow tech companies to offer more digital services to people in Iran, from accessing cloud computing services to better tools for improving online security and privacy, the statement said.
“The license will expand the range of internet services offered to Iranians”
“As brave Iranians take to the streets to protest Mahsa Emini’s death, the United States is doubling down on its support for the free flow of information to the Iranian people,” said Wally Adeyemo, US Deputy Treasury Secretary. made its assessment.
Stating that the general license released will expand the range of internet services offered to Iranians, Adeyemo said they are helping the Iranian people better equipped to counter the government’s efforts to monitor and censor them.
Emini’s death caused outrage in the country
The death of Emini on September 16, who was taken to the hospital in a coma after being detained by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran on September 13, caused outrage in the country.
In a statement made by the Tehran police after the reaction, it was stated that the Irshad patrol took Emini to the police station for a one-hour “briefing”, and the young woman was transferred to the hospital after she suddenly lost consciousness and suffered from a heart condition.
In the footage broadcast on Iranian state television, it is seen that Emini suddenly fell to the ground after she was brought to the police station and talked to an officer.
Activists on social media reject the police statement that the young woman “suddenly” lost consciousness, claiming that Emini was beaten before she was brought to the police station.
After Emini’s funeral, held in her hometown of Sakkız on September 17, protests broke out in Tehran and cities in the west of the country.
Source: TRT Haber