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Complainant Name:
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Hamid Babaei, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, complained that an article in the newspaper had inaccurately asserted that Dr Mohammed Asha – one of the doctors arrested in connection to the Glasgow car bombs – was Iranian when in fact he was from Jordan.

Resolution:

The managing editor of the newspaper accepted that Dr Asha was indeed Jordanian and not Iranian and sought to explain that the newspaper’s initial information on the point had been incorrect.

However, after learning that Dr Asha was Jordanian, the newspaper’s coverage had correctly reported this fact on the following day and in all further articles on the subject. The newspaper also arranged for the reference to Iran to be removed from its website. The complainant accepted the action taken by the newspaper as a resolution to his complaint.

Report: 76



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