Internet disrupted in Iran amid protests over death of Mahsa Amini


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Jun 7, 2022
Network data from NetBlocks confirm a near-total disruption to internet service in parts of Kurdistan province
in west Iran from the evening of Monday 19 September 2022. The regional telecommunications blackout in and around Sanandaj
follows a partial disruption to internet service in Tehran and other parts of the country on Friday when protests first broke out.

The Instagram social media platform and WhatsApp messaging app were subsequently restricted nationally on Wednesday 21 September,
followed by a nation-scale shutdown of mobile networks.

The incidents come amid widening protests against the government after the death of Mahsa Amini from Saqqez in Kurdistan province
after her arrest by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating Iran’s strict hijab headscarf rules.