BBC Persian Reporter Interrogated Online By Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Security officials with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have used the Internet to interrogate an employee of the London-based BBC Persianservice, according to a February 2 report on the opposition website “IranGreenVoice.”

The report says that the sister of a BBC reporter was detained and put in Tehran’s Evin prison, which is under IRGC control.

IRGC officials then contacted the reporter in London using email information obtained from her detained sister.

They told the BBC staffer that if she talked to them, her sister would be released.

No names were mentioned in the “IranGreenVoice” report, which said the BBC reporter consulted with the head of BBC’s Persian service before she agreed to speak over the Internet with IRGC security officers.

The conversation lasted 40 minutes and took place at her home in London, according to the website.

It said, “IRGC officials could see her but she could only hear their voices.”

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