Iran to execute Swedish-Iranian man on espionage prices: Stories

A Swedish-Iranian man who was convicted on spying prices can be executed by Could 21, Iran’s ISNA information company mentioned on Wednesday citing unnamed officers.

Ahmad Reza Jalali, who specialises in catastrophe aid and has taught at European universities, was arrested in Iran in April 2016 for allegedly “spying on behalf of Israel and having a task within the killing of Iranian nuclear physicists”, ISNA mentioned citing sources.

He was subsequently sentenced to dying, which was upheld by the Iranian Supreme Courtroom in 2017.

The announcement of his execution got here shortly earlier than the trial ended for Hamid Noury, a former Iranian prosecution official arrested by Swedish authorities in 2019.

Noury is being tried for all times imprisonment for committing grave struggle crimes throughout the remaining part of the Iran-Iraq struggle within the Nineteen Eighties.

The Stockholm District Courtroom on Wednesday mentioned {that a} verdict was anticipated on July 14 and that Nouri will “stay in custody till the decision is introduced or in any other case is set”, stories Reuters.

Below Swedish legislation, courts can attempt Swedish residents and different nationals for crimes towards worldwide legislation dedicated overseas.

On Monday, Iran’s overseas ministry summoned the Swedish envoy to protest “the baseless and fabricated accusations that the Swedish prosecutor made towards Iran throughout Noury’s court docket case”, Iranian media reported earlier.

In the meantime, Swedish International Minister Ann Linde expressed fear over stories that Iran could perform the dying penalty.

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In a Twitter put up, she condemned “the dying penalty and demand the discharge of Djalali.”

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“We’ve got mentioned this a number of occasions to representatives of Iran,” she wrote, including Sweden was in touch with Tehran.

(With inputs from companies)


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