Alireza Akbari: Widespread outrage after British-Iranian executed

The UK described the Iranian regime, which sentenced Alireza Akbari to death for spying, as “barbaric”. …

Dr Sanam Vakil, Iran expert at international affairs think-tank Chatham House, said Mr Akbari’s death would be used by the Iranian regime to suggest a “heavy outside hand” was stoking the anti-government unrest – linking the protests with the accusation that Western nations were trying to “destabilise the Islamic republic”.


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