More on Iranian efforts to establish networks in the West

The Australian reports on allegations that the Iranian embassy in Canberra spies on Iranian pro-democracy activists in Australia.

In a separate article, it discusses Tehran’s practice of funding Islamic centres and universities in Australia. The Australian National University, for example, received more than $500,000 from the Iranian government. The article also explores the presence of agents from the Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Australia.

Toronto blogger Samira Mohyeddin, a recent University of Toronto grad, alleges pro-democracy Iranians at the University were spied on and that she herself was threatened on several occasions.