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Iranian Metal Band Arsames Face 15 Years in Prison for Playing “Satanic” Music

consequenceofsound.net – Yet another Iranian band faces prison time for playing heavy metal. Death metal act Arsames were reportedly arrested last month and charged with “15 years in jail for being in a satanic metal band and being against the Islamic government,” according to official government documents (via Metal Injection). The members of Arsames are currently out on bail and awaiting …

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Iranian hacker group becomes first known APT to weaponize DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

zdnet.com – An Iranian hacking group known as Oilrig has become the first publicly known threat actor to incorporate the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol in its attacks. Speaking in a webinar last week, Vincente Diaz, a malware analyst for antivirus maker Kaspersky, said the change happened in May this year when Oilrig added a new tool to its hacking arsenal. According to Diaz, Oilrig operators …

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Chinese, Russian Banks Refuse Transactions With Iran

Radiofarda – A member of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce has said that China’s Kunlun Bank is refusing to deal with Iran, as warnings from the international watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regarding banking ties with the Islamic Republic have become tougher this year. Ali Shariati told local news website ILNA August 5 that for Iran the toughest challenge …

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Women Banned From Riding Bikes In Iran Province Run By Ultra-Conservative Cleric

Radiofarda – The “Headquarters for Promoting Virtue and Prohibiting Vice” in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi Province has enforced a ban on women riding bicycles in public places. The capital city of the province is Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city with a shrine considered by Shiites as the holiest religious venue in the country, where their eighth Imam, Ali bin Mousa al-Reza …

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Iran Hardliners Claim China Is Serving Islam By Suppressing Uyghur Muslims

Radiofarda – Iranian conservatives have been justifying the Chinese government’s suppression of Uyghur Muslims in China and keeping silent in the face of systematic violence against Chines Muslims in Xinjiang Province. During the past days two tweets by Ali Motahari, a former member of the Iranian Parliament, about the situation of Uyghur Muslims in China has stirred a lot of …

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