UK-Australian jailed by Iran as Israeli spy describes harassment campaign

A British-Australian academic imprisoned by Iran on false charges of spying for Israel said Saturday that since her release, she has suffered a campaign of abuse by an academic who was fired by Sydney University in 2019 after he showed students a picture of a swastika superimposed on the Israeli flag.

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EU to sanction eight Iranians for rights abuses

The EU is set to sanction eight Iranian leaders of the Basij militia and the police and three entities for human rights abuses, the first such measures since 2013, Reuters writes. The EU will impose travel bans and asset freezes, diplomats said, and their names will be published next week, when the sanctions take effect. “Those responsible for serious rights violations must know there are consequences,” an EU diplomat said.

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Brazil and Iran to set up Friendship Group

Iranian Ambassador to Brasilia Hossein Gharibi on Wednesday pointed to the agreement of the Federal Senate of Brazil with the formation of Friendship Group with Iran and said the parliament and senate friendship groups are two powerful arms for expanding the existing 118-yearlong ties between the two countries of Iran and Brazil, Trend reports citing Mehr.

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Moore-Gilbert says Iran tried to recruit her as spy

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has said Iran tried to recruit her as a spy “many times” during her imprisonment in the country.

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Iranian embassies serve state espionage and terrorism

According to a recent report by the German TV Channel One, the country’s security officials are still investigating the numerous trips made by Assadollah Asadi, an arrested Iranian terrorist–diplomat.

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Muslim leaders and government officials denounce Iran’s persecution of Baha’is

Leading Muslims, government officials, and parliamentarians around the world have joined a growing outcry at the unjust confiscation of properties owned by Baha’is in the farming village of Ivel in Iran. The ruling to allow Iranian authorities to confiscate the properties, clearly motivated by religious prejudice, was recently upheld in an appeals court and has left dozens of families internally displaced and economically impoverished.

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Griffiths’ visit to Sana’a exposes Iran’s role in Yemen

The US’s recent positions on the Yemeni file encouraged UN Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to expose the Iranian role, and treat Tehran as a decisive party in ending the conflict in the war-torn country.

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