Several dozen people gathered on Saturday January 28 in Paris to demand the immediate release of the French detained in Iran, and to denounce the Iranian regime's "relentless policy of hostage-taking", APA reports citng Figaro.
Gathered behind a large banner bearing the inscription "Freedom for state hostages in Iran", the families of the detainees brandished photos of their loved ones.
Officially, seven French people are detained in Iran.
"We, families and friends, are more and more likely to know the unbearable distress of having a loved one detained by the Iranian regime," said Noémie Kohler, sister of Cécile Kohler, a teacher arrested in May with her companion Jacques. Paris, under the accusation of espionage.
They “suffer inhuman conditions of detention, solitary confinement, endless interrogations, the extortion of false confessions, mock trials,” Ms Kohler said.
"Every day more is a day too many. We demand their immediate and unconditional release," she said.
“Le Figaro” publication added that dozens of Westerners are detained in Iran, described by their supporters as innocent people used by the Revolutionary Guards as leverage and bargaining chip.