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CSIS: Agency to investigate Iranian death threats

OTTAWA –


Canada’s spy company is investigating studies from people who find themselves dwelling within the nation who’ve obtained “credible” death threats from Iran, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) stated in an announcement.


The threats are “designed to silence those that communicate out publicly” in opposition to Iran, the assertion stated.


CSIS is amassing data from individuals who skilled harassment and intimidation linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the assertion stated.


“CSIS is actively investigating a number of threats to life emanating from the Islamic Republic of Iran based mostly on credible intelligence.”


The CSIS assertion was first reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) on Friday.


The company is working carefully with Iranian-Canadian communities which have been “disproportionately” focused, the assertion stated.


Iran’s intelligence companies have made at the least 10 makes an attempt to kidnap and even kill British nationals or folks based mostly within the United Kingdom regarded by Tehran as a risk, the pinnacle of Britain’s home spy company stated on Wednesday.


Canada has a sequence of sanctions in opposition to Iran over alleged human rights abuses, together with the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish lady who died in September whereas in custody of Iran’s morality police.


(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Josie Kao)

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