BREAKING: Twitter Suspends Several Iranian News Accounts

Twitter has suspended several Iranian accounts, Twitter has confirmed, according to BBC News.

Twitter suspended several Farsi news accounts, including state-run IRNA, Mehr, and IRIB’s Young Journalists Club.

Twitter confirmed to the BBC that the accounts had been suspended, according to the BBC, due to “coordinated and targeted harassment of people associated with Baha’i, a minority faith in Iran.”

BBC adds, “Baha’is say that hundreds of followers have been killed since the 1980s, and that many more have been imprisoned and tortured.

Although there are more than 300,000 members of the Baha’i community in Iran, the country does not recognise the religion. Instead, followers are harassed, prosecuted and imprisoned, Human Rights Watch said.”

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