Iran blocks Telegram app voice calls: state media

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AFP

© AFP/File | The blockage of Telegram voice calls in Iran follows the arrest last month of 12 people who ran popular reformist channels on the messenger app

TEHRAN (AFP) – 

Iran’s judiciary has blocked newly introduced voice calls on Telegram, the most popular messaging app in the country, state media reported on Wednesday.

The blockage follows the arrest last month of 12 people who ran popular reformist channels on Telegram, ahead of a presidential election next month.

It was not clear if the blockage of voice calls, which Telegram introduced worldwide last week, was political or designed to protect the commercial interests of domestic phone companies.

“We gave the authorisation for the establishment of Telegram’s voice call service on Friday… but it was blocked by a judicial order,” Telecommunications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi told reformist newspaper Shargh.

“You should ask the judiciary for the reason.”

Last month, the conservative-dominated judiciary…

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