24 august 2019

British Council is universally seen as an arm of British foreign policy


The British Council has been forced into the spotlight by the conviction in Iran of Aras Amiri on national security charges. Amiri, an Iranian national with British residency, was convicted in May of spying for the British intelligence services. She recently lost her final appeal against her 10-year jail sentence. Based on media reports and official announcements by the Iranian judiciary, the case against Amiri revolved around her employment with the British Council and her lead role in [...]