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Complainant Name:
Ms Catherine Palmer

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard

Complaint:

Ms Catherine Palmer of Wallington complained that an article about protests at the Iranian embassy - in which she and her sister had taken part - had stated inaccurately that their mother had fled Iran just before the 1979 revolution. In fact, she had left Iran to study in London a number of years earlier.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction and apology:

Our article of 19 June (Iran embassy staff secretly film British protesters) said that the mother of Michelle and Catherine Palmer had fled Iran just before the 1979 revolution. In fact, she left Iran to study in London a number of years before the revolution, and did not flee for political reasons. We apologise for the misunderstanding.

Report: 79



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