France demands immediate release of academic sentenced in Iran

France demands immediate release of academic sentenced in Iran
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  • calendar-gray 16 May 2020

France on Saturday condemned the sentencing of French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah in Iran and demanded her immediate release, APA reports citing Reuters. 

“This sentencing is not based on any serious element or fact and is thus a political decision,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “We are urging Iranian authorities to immediately release Mrs Adelkhah.”

Iran has sentenced Adelkhah to six years in prison on national security charges, her lawyer said earlier on Saturday.

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