Officials said the alleged plan to kill Masih Alinejad originated in Iran, whose human rights abuses have been highlighted by the writer.
“This was a callous and cowardly act, carried out by a barbaric regime with no respect for the human rights of their own people,” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.
Olivier Vandecasteele was sentenced to a lengthy prison term and 74 lashes after being convicted in a closed-door trial that rights groups say deny due process.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council voted to immediately oust Iran from the U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality.
Protesters in Iran have been sentenced to death and lengthy prison sentences for demonstrating against the government and in support of women.
Iran has executed a second prisoner detained and convicted over crimes committed during the protests now challenging the country’s theocracy.
The Iranian Revolutionary Court declared Mohsen Shekari, 23, guilty of "waging war against God."
Iranian midfielder Saeed Ezatolahi mourned the death of his friend and childhood teammate Mehran Samak.
The news conference before the U.S.-Iran match took a surreal turn.
The decision was intended to show “support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights,” the U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday.