As the images below show, several dozen people in Tehran have had their satellite dishes and receivers confiscated recently. I can’t afford satellite TV myself, so I have no feelings about this one way or the other, but I am sure some people will be demonstrating outrage over these raids. In fact it is not only a form of censorship, it is also a domestic sanction against foreign TV communication. No one in Iran can possibly pretend they don’t know it is illegal to use satellite TV, so there won’t be any legal complaints or civil court cases from the home-owners. However, the regime has been known to use possession of satellite TV equipment to persecute political and civil activists, as a way of increasing the range and number of charges against them.
گزارش تصویری/ اجرای طرح امنیت اجتماعی در شرق استان تهران
در طرح ارتقا امنیت اجتماعی که ظهر امروز در شرق استان تهران اجرا شد ماموران نیروهای انتظامی اقدام به جمع آوری تجهیزات دریافت ماهواره کردند.
- Iran Cracks Down On Satellite Dishes As U.N. Body Bans Signal Jamming (thinkprogress.org)