Corporation says attempts to persuade Iranian authorities to desist have been ignored
The BBC is appealing to the United Nations to help protect the rights of its journalists in Iran after complaining that its attempts to lobby Tehran on the issue have failed.
The move follows years of alleged persecution and harassment by the Iranian authorities of journalists and their families. The BBC said the problem escalated last year when Iranian authorities opened a criminal investigation claiming the work of BBC Persian Service journalists was a crime against Iran’s national security.
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