Iran destroys one million of CDs with "illegal content"

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27

By Umid Niayesh, Saeed Isayev - Trend:

Iranian police have destroyed about one million of CDs with "illegal content" in the last two months in the capital city of Tehran, Tehran Security Police Chief, Colonel Alireza Mehrabi said, the country's ISNA news agency said on Feb. 27.

Commenting on the implementation of the fifth stage of "destroying anti-cultural products plan", the police chief underlined that the Iranian culture ministry has cooperated with police in implementation of the plan.

Mehrabi went on to say that some 60 people have been arrested in Tehran, including those who where copying and distributing films illegally in last two months.

He did not unveil any further information about the type of CDs which have been destroyed.

Mehrabi added that discovering and destroying illegal CDs in Tehran has increased by 70 percent in the last 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21), compared to the same period of preceding year.

Earlier in Nov., 2013, Tehran's police chief, Brigadier Hossein Sajedinia said that police have seized some 11 million of "offensive" CDs and DVDs, including illegal computer games, from the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year.

He went on to say that the police closed some 57 shops in Tehran which were copying and distributing CDs and DVDs with illegal content.

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