Reuters Tehran Chief Found ‘Guilty’

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The head of Reuters’s bureau in the Iranian capital of Tehran was declared guilty of “spreading lies” by a state media court on Sunday. The exchange between the Islamic Republic’s repressive regime and Thomson Reuters news agency began after the outlet mistakenly ran a headline saying that a group of women trained in lethal martial arts were “assassins.” The headline was corrected and most of the bureau decamped to Dubai, but Iranian-born bureau chief Parisa Hafezi was detained in a rare instance of the court meddling in foreign media.