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Iran says US-funded cyber network group busted

Farhad Pouladi – AFP March 14, 2010

Iran has busted what it says was a US-funded cyber network group linked to an exiled opposition movement that collected data on its nuclear scientists, state media reported on Saturday.

Thirty members of the network with links to the outlawed People's Mujahedeen and monarchists have been arrested, Fars news agency said, quoting a statement from the Tehran prosecutor's office.

State-owned Press TV said Iranian authorities have asked Interpol to arrest two other prominent members of the cyber network group.

One of the two leaders whose arrest is sought by Iran is Ahmad Batebi, a prominent student activist who fled the Islamic republic in 2007 after serving nine years in prison, the English-language channel said.

He is reportedly in the United States and has regularly appeared on opposition television channels criticising human rights

Added: Mar-15-2010 
By: snade
Iran, Middle East
Tags: iran, us, funded, cyber, network, group, busted
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