Iran - Death sentence for Jamshid Sharmahd (Feb. 21, 2023)


The death sentence handed down today against Jamshid Sharmahd, a German-Iranian dual citizen, is unjustifiable and absolutely unacceptable.

France condemns this decision in the strongest possible terms and urges the Iranian authorities to reverse this death sentence.

France offers its solidarity and support to the German authorities and to Mr. Sharmahd’s family.

France reaffirms its unwavering opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances and denounces its political use in Iran. France joined with all the EU member states at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on February 20 in calling on Iran to end its arbitrary detention policy.