In the United Kingdom, journalists from a Persian-language TV channel were threatened with their lives by Iran

Two journalists working for Iran International, a Persian-language TV channel based in London, have received death threats from Tehran, the group that owns the channel reported on Monday (November 7th). “Iranian-British journalists working in the UK have received death threats from the Revolutionary Guards“, warned Volant Media in a press release.

According to the group, two journalists in particular received “credible warnings and threats“, prompting the London Police to”officially inform the two journalists that these threats pose an imminent, credible and significant risk to their lives and the lives of their families“. Contacted by AFP, London police said “does not comment on security issues relating to specific individuals“.

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Suppression in the blood

According to Volant Media, “other Iran International journalists were informed directly by the Metropolitan Police of these threats.» «These are state threats against journalists in Great Britain“Reacted a spokesman for the channel quoted in the press release.

In particular, the channel covers the demonstrations that have taken place in Iran since the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who died three days after her arrest in Tehran by the morality police who accused her. for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code, particularly by requiring women to wear veils.

The protest – on a scale the country had not known for three years – has been suppressed in blood, with nearly two hundred dead according to the count of an NGO based outside Iran.


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