The BBC's Persian-language channel will not send staff to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
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The BBC’s Persian-language channel decided not to send staff to the Qatar World Cupamid allegations that Tehran has harassed its staff and their families, AFP was told.

The controversies around world They do not stop increasing as the opening game on Sunday approaches, both due to the living conditions of local workers, as well as the impact on the environment of the air-conditioned stadiums and the place of women and LGBTQ+ minorities.

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England faces Iran on Monday, in what will be the debut for both teams in this World Cup.

The BBC’s Persian-language channel is very popular. The BBC has repeatedly complained about a campaign of threats and intimidation against its journalists and their families, in the UK and abroad, which it attributes to Iran.

In December 2021, the group asked Tehran to end this harassment, assuring that its staff had suffered a dozen attacks such as the freezing of assets and arbitrary arrests of family members.

“The safety of our staff is our number one priority.”, a BBC spokesperson told AFP.

On November 11, the British government accused Iran of making death threats against UK-based journalists.

A few days earlier, a London-based Persian-language television channel – Iran International – reported that two of its journalists in the UK had received death threats from the IRGCs (Tehran’s ideological army).

Iran International covered the protests that have taken place in Iran since the death in mid-September of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died after being detained by the morality police, allegedly for not properly wearing the veil as required the strict dress code for women in the Islamic Republic.

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