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Iran’s parliament presents ‘Islamic wiretapping’ bill

A new bill has been presented in parliament that would create more guidelines on wiretapping.
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Lawmakers attend a parliament session in Tehran January 29, 2012. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi  (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2X0YQ

After accusations of wiretapping of parliamentary officials, a new bill that sets guidelines and oversight on wiretapping has been presented by Iran’s parliament. The bill is being hailed as promoting “Islamic wiretapping.”

Member of parliament Saeed Haydar-Teyeb told the parliament's leadership that the new bill has been put together “so the security apparatus is not infected with sin.” He added that all aspects of wiretapping “will be monitored by members of parliament.”

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