BBC director general Mark Thompson
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Iran intimidating BBC Persian, says Mark Thompson

The BBC's director general Mark Thompson has accused the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service.

The sister of a BBC Persian staff member was recently detained and held in solitary confinement at a Tehran jail.

Mr Thompson told the BBC's Andrew Marr show that there was a growing pattern of intimidation.

The Andrew Marr show

  • 05 Feb 2012
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