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Iran arrests British-Iranian citizen for communicating with foreign news channels 

People take part in a march to support the demonstrations that started following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody in Tehran, on November 19, 2022 [Raşid Necati Aslım/Anadolu Agency]
People take part in a march to support the demonstrations that started following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody in Tehran, on November 19, 2022 [Raşid Necati Aslım/Anadolu Agency]

A British-Iranian citizen was arrested in Iran's Isfahan province on Wednesday for allegedly sharing information with foreign-based news channels, Iranian state media reported, Reuters reports.

"The Revolutionary Guards' Intelligence Organisation arrested a British-Iranian citizen who communicated with the BBC and Iran International," the Islamic Republic of Iran's News Network said, before adding the person was born in Britain.

Tehran accuses foreign-based Persian language channels of supporting a nationwide protest movement that has been ongoing for more than two months and was sparked by the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in police custody.

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