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A senior British Embassy official in Iran has been charged with inciting anti-government protests following the country’s disputed general election.
The charge against Iranian Hossein Rassam, the Embassy’s chief political analyst, has intensified the diplomatic row between the two countries.
He has been charged with ‘acting against national security’ – effectively accusing him of being a spy.
He is being held at the notorious Evin prison in the capital Tehran and could face a show trial and