Restrictions of Iranian GitHub account

I just got an email that told me “Due to U.S. trade controls law restrictions, your GitHub account has been restricted”.

I am not affiliated with the government or even I have not worked for the Iranian regime. As you can see in my profile(, I am just a freelance developer who wants to contribute to an open-source community.

Github restricted my account just because I am Iranian!!! What a shameful cheap act!

I think it is a racist act and Github must be ashamed. 

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Hi @aminyazdanpanah,

Thank you for being here, I can understand that this is very frustrating and may have come as a surprise. We have a help page describing everything to do with GitHub’s changes to comply with U.S. trade control laws.

If you believe that your account has been flagged in error, please file an appeal. We are unable to discuss specific account details in the public forum. For this reason, I’ll be closing this topic.