The Iranian military has arrested an “agent” of opposition television broadcaster Iran International. The man was on the run from a Middle Eastern country, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said.
The action comes amid the biggest challenge to Iran’s clerical rulers since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The death of Martha Amini in moral police custody on September 16th sparked nationwide protests.
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On Tuesday, Iran’s Intelligence Minister Esmail Khatib called the London-based channel a “terrorist” organization.
“Recently, agents have slandered the Islamic Republic, invited youth to riots, and carried out a number of activities and actions that have caused fear among the people,” the agency added, describing those arrested.
A broadcaster could not be reached for comment.
Opposition media outlets have covered the protests extensively since the protests began.
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