Hackers took over Iranian jail cameras once again. Jail CCTV footage leaked

A hacking group self-identified as Edalat Ali has exposed online multiple videos and files allegedly obtained from Iran’s Ghezel Hesar prison. Using an Instagram account, the hackers posted images of what appears to be a control room in the prison; this video was deleted soon after.

Ghezel Hesar is one of the largest prisons in the Middle East and is mainly filled with prisoners accused of drug trafficking. International human rights groups have pointed to the ongoing abuses committed by the prison administration.

In addition to the videos posted, hackers leaked the files of nearly 2,000 prisoners, including personal data and even criminal records and sentence times. Among the most frequent crimes are crimes against the security of the country, propaganda against the Iranian republic, disturbing public order and other charges.

Among the documents exposed is also a letter received by the current president of Iran Ebrahim Raisi when he held the position of head of the judiciary. The letter describes Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani’s visit to Fashafouyeh prison and other prison facilities.

This is not the only report related to this hacking group. In recent days, Edalat Ali claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on the Telewebion website, which broadcasts live some productions of Iranian public television. After the incident, the Iranian Student News Agency reported that part of the website’s files were no longer available to visitors.

Edalat Ali also recently revealed a highly sensitive document from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claiming that Iranian society is in a state of explosion due to crippling sanctions imposed on the nation due to its nuclear program, which breaches virtually any international arms treaty. Finally, last August the hackers also published some security camera footage showing inside the premises of Iran’s Evin prison, basically a prison dedicated to the physical and psychological torture of political prisoners.

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