Britain to proscribe Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as terror group — report

The Telegraph, quoting reliable sources, reported on Monday that Britain will officially label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization following the arrest of seven individuals with ties to the United Kingdom in connection with anti-government protests.
According to the report, British Home Secretary Suella Braverman and security minister Tom Tugendhat support the move, which will be announced within weeks.
If Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were classified as a terrorist organization, it would be illegal to be a member, to attend its meetings, or to carry its logo in public.
A request for comment on the Telegraph report did not receive an immediate response from the UK Home Office.
The death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian who was arrested for wearing “inappropriate attire” in accordance with Iran’s strict Islamic dress code for women, sparked anti-government protests that have rocked the nation. Last week, the Revolutionary Guards of Iran made seven arrests in connection with the protests, all of whom had connections to Britain.
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, issued a statement on Wednesday urging Iran to stop detaining dual nationals, stating that the practice should not be used for “diplomatic leverage.”

Mother jailed in Iran for 13 years describes the “hell” of prison life Mother jailed in Iran for 13 years describes the “hell” of prison life Updated January 3, 2023 ARAB NEWS January 3, 2023 00:03 6041 In her letter, Monfared also expressed her solidarity with protesters who are currently demonstrating against the regime in London: It was reported on Monday that a woman who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2009 has shared a letter from her “hell-like” prison.

Maryam Akbari Monfared, 47, a mother of three daughters, was arrested on charges of supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran more than 13 years ago.

The Independent reported that her three brothers and sister were killed by the regime, and she has been separated from her children ever since her arrest.

In her letter, Monfared stated, “As of December 29, 2022, 13 years have passed since I was separated from my four-year-old daughter Sarah and my two 12-year-old daughters on that winter midnight.”

“They took me to Evin prison without giving me a chance to say goodbye to my loved ones, gave me some explanations, and made the laughable promise that “you will return to your children in the morning.”

“This is not a 4,000-page narrative; rather, it is the unadulterated reality of a life lived under the rule of fascists, who imposed it on us while we refused to yield. She continued, “There is just vileness and brutality on this side of the bars, in the dark desert of torture and oppression, as far as one can see, even where one cannot see.”

Reprieve Worldwide and Place for Common freedoms in Iran have more than once required Monfared’s delivery, depicting her as a “detainee of still, small voice” being held in “brutal, unlawful and obtuse” conditions and confronting “ridiculous” charges.

Monfared also expressed solidarity with Iranian protesters who are demonstrating against the regime following the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, at the hands of the regime’s “morality police,” in her letter.

“I say to my daughters and sons, who bravely walk the streets: She wrote, “Do not trust the interrogators even an iota if you are arrested.”

“To the families of the deceased, I declare that I also share in their grief. From this point forward, I will hold their hands and fight for justice alongside them, stronger than ever.

“The hearts of women whose only hope of freedom is to break these iron gates are filled with hope with the news of every protest and every uprising, and with the sparks of this rebellious flame,” she added.

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