Iran recently executed a British-Iranian national, Alireza Akbari, a former deputy defence minister, on charges of spying for the United Kingdom. Akbari’s execution came as Iranian authorities crushed anti-government protests and carried out four other executions. Western countries, including the US and the EU, have denounced Iran’s death sentences and trials as flawed.
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Nationwide anti-government demonstrations erupted in Iran in September after the death of Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, who morality police had detained for violating the country’s dress code.
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- Tara Sepehri Far (@sepehrifar), Iran and Kuwait senior researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch
This episode was produced by our intern, Nada Shakir. The sound design was by George Al Wer and our recording engineer is Hamdi Aoun. Our engagement producer is Aya El Malik, and assistant engagement producer, Munera Al Dosari. Our executive producer is Omar Al Saleh and head of audio is Ney Al Varez. The show is hosted by Sami Zeidan.
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