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One Iranian Doctor is claiming that the Iranian regimes jamming campaign against foreign television signals is causing infertility and miscarriages.The report comes out of Trend News Agency, an Azerbaijani news service, and quote Dr. Abutaleb Saremi in a conversation he had with Persian newspaper Melat-e Ma (‘Our Nation’) reporters.
Saremi told reporters, “Over the last two years, the unplanned termination of pregnancies has grown 3.5 per cent and ectopic pregnancies have increased 2 per cent … Between late March and late July in 2010 38 miscarriages were reported at our treatment centre which grew to 67 over the same time a year later and to 114 cases in 2011.” Saremi said the signals also “affect men’s reproductive cells and make them defective, causing infertility.”
Saremi noted though that Tehran’s Ministry of Health has not released any reports on the subject, but that many researchers and specialists “continue to warn the public about jammings effect on their health.”
In December 2011, the Wall Street Journal called satellite TV a “potent force in the region,” and that upward of “40% – 60% or Iranian households watch satellite TV.” The number is more than the amount of households using the internet, which was recently blocked to restrict the public from watching “Innocence of Muslims.”
Various Iranian activists have over the years highlighted the government’s internal censorship campaign, but to no avail.
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