JustHost shuts down the Iranian opposition leader’s website that is held under house arrest in Tehran to comply with US  sanctions. The website of Mehdi Karroubi who have been house arrest since February 2011 when his group called for a street protest in solidarity with pro-democracy movements in Egypt and Tunisia.

Last week, the Iran’s supreme leader agreed to let the country’s supreme national security decide on their fate. Mehdi has been held for two years without being put on trial.


The US Treasury Department has allowed US firms to sell and provide services to Iran but operating a website under .ir domain requires importing services to Iran which violates US sanctions.

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