Iran

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Film-maker Jafar Panahi begins hunger strike in Iranian prison
Panahi says he will not eat until he is released, after lawyer successfully challenged his detention

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

02, Feb, 2023 @12:52 PM

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Senate inquiry recommends designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation
Report also urges government to be prepared to expel Iranian diplomats who may be involved in ‘intimidation, threats or monitoring’ of citizens or residents

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @8:05 AM

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Australia imposes sanctions on Iranian officials and Myanmar’s military ruler
Tehran targeted for crackdown on protests and supply of drones to Russia, while measures against Min Aung Hlaing come two years after he led coup

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @12:58 PM

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Met police urged to prosecute Iranian accused of backing Rushdie fatwa
Officers are reviewing a dossier accusing Sayed Ataollah Mohajerani, who lives in London, of encouraging terrorism

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Jan, 2023 @5:15 PM

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Iranian protesters sentenced to death were tortured, says Amnesty report
Two teenagers and 31-year-old man were subjected to torture including rape and beatings and denied fair trial, says group

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Jan, 2023 @10:07 AM

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State-linked hackers in Russia and Iran are targeting UK groups, NCSC warns
Sophisticated campaigns against politicians and media aim to steal secrets or embarrass high-profile figures rather than to extort money

Dan Sabbagh

26, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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‘It just didn’t feel right’: top Iran chess player on why she removed headscarf
Sara Khadem talks from Spain after tournament decision some saw as sign of her support for protests back home

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

25, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘To hell with being sweet and affable’: Leila Farzad on acting, pain and speaking her mind
After years of waiting impatiently in the wings, Leila Farzad has finally landed her first starring role – a ‘callous and cold’ police officer. Here, she talks about Iranian pride, PMT and what she owes I Hate Suzie

Hayley Campbell

22, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Iran: fears grow of security crackdown in Zahedan as anti-regime protests persist
Checkpoints have sprung up and armed police flood the streets in the restive city where dozens of civilians were killed last year

Deepa Parent

20, Jan, 2023 @6:10 PM

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MEPs call for blacklisting of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
Ministers under pressure to pass ban but some fear it could lead to collapse of nuclear talks

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Jan, 2023 @12:45 PM

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Iran to execute mentally ill man for allegedly burning Qur’an during protest
Rights groups say Javad Rouhi, who was sentenced on charges including apostasy, was tortured so badly he can no longer speak

Maryam Foumani and Patrick Wintour

19, Jan, 2023 @11:34 AM

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Holy Spider review – Iranian crime thriller takes real case and makes it implausible
Twenty years after a serial killer murdered 16 sex workers in Mashad, Ali Abbasi has made a fictionalised account of his capture and trial

Peter Bradshaw

18, Jan, 2023 @4:55 PM

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