UK-based news channel says journalists threatened by Iran’s IRGC

A UK-based news channel aimed at Iranian viewers said that it was “shocked and deeply concerned” by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) threats against their journalists in London in a statement on Monday.

“Two of our British-Iranian journalists have, in recent days, been notified of an increase in the threats to them” Iran International said. They also said that it has been informed directly by the Metropolitan Police of other threats as well. The Persian-language channel confirmed that the threats against its UK-based journalists mark a “significant and dangerous escalation of Iran’s state-sponsored campaign to intimidate Iranian journalists working abroad.”

Iran International was established in 2017 and is owned by Volant Media. Since September 16, when Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman died in police custody, Iran has seen mass anti-government protests. At least 304 people have been killed in the protests, according to Iran Human Rights (IHR), a Norway-based human rights organization.

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