Saturday, November 26, 2005

Iran rounds up hundreds of satellite dishes near capital

Iran Focus: a pro-MEK website
Iran’s State Security Forces have launched a new crackdown on individuals selling satellite dishes in and around the town of Khomein, south of Tehran, local dailies reported on Saturday.

Some 409 satellite dishes were confiscated from three residences, the dailies wrote, without offering much detail.

The Islamic Republic banned satellite dishes in 1995 under the pretext of being “too Western. The crackdown on satellite dishes was prompted by broadcasts from Iranian opposition groups whose television programs are reported to have a large audience in Iran.