“Iranian Ninjas” Sue Reuters for Defamation of Character
(PRESS TV) Reuters claimed last month that Iran has trained more than 3-thousand female ninjas as assassins. It showed a number of Iranian girls training in martial arts in a city near Tehran. The Reuters claim was repeated by some other British media. The Iranian athletes accused by British media of being assassins say they are suing Reuters. Akbar Faraji who established Ninjutsu in Iran over 22 years ago also condemned the British media accusations, saying his students will pursue the complaint to the end. The athletes say the Reuters journalist had asked them what they would do if their country came under attack. Reuters used the girl’s patriotic response as an excuse to call them assassins. The Reuters journalist who conducted the interview left Iran after a court case was opened. Now the martial arts students say they are determined to defend their rights and bring those who have defamed them to justice. Whether this is about a young reporter who was simply trying to establish a name by filing a controversial report or about one of the world’s most reliable news sources that is now weary of being malicious at times, these female athletes have been depicted as something they are not and they are filling a lawsuit for defamation.