Iran arrests 30 members of US-linked cyber network
Iran has arrested 30 members allegedly linked to a US-linked cyber network seeking information on Iranian nuclear scientists, local media reported Saturday.
The judiciary said in a statement that the network was set up by Iranian opposition groups such as the People's Mujaheddin of Iran (PMOI), dpa reported.
The 30 were supposed to gather information on Iranian nuclear
scientists, encouraging people to take part in anti-government demonstrations and further attracting and dispatching them to PMOI camps in Iraq to be trained as rebels, the statement said.
One among the arrested network members is from an illegal religious sect, the reports said, possibly a reference to the Bahai religious minority.
The media reports gave no further details how the network exactly functions in Iran and how it can obtain classified information.
Iran regards PMOI as a terrorist group due to its involvement in the assassinations of several high-ranking Iranian officials, including the president and prime minister in 1980.
According to Iran, PMOI members have also attended protest demonstrations following last June's disputed presidential election and had violent confrontations with police and security forces.