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Sanctions Can Deny Internet Access When People Need It Most

Two days after Iran shut down the Internet for millions of citizens amidst protests against the killing of Mahsa Amini, the United States eased existing sanctions on Iran to “expand the range of Internet services available to Iranians”. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s action recognized something important: sanctions can have the unintended impact of preventing people from accessing the Internet at a time when

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