13 Jan 2020

Iran: Police deny using live ammo on Tehran protesters

International Editor

Police in Iran have denied using live ammunition on protesters as demonstrations against the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner entered their third day.

Footage on social media, from last night, showed a female demonstrator in the capital Tehran apparently with a gunshot wound to her leg.

Meanwhile, the Iranian ambassador in London was summoned to the Foreign Office to explain why the UK’s ambassador in Iran had been arrested. Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.