We were astonished to learn that the Iranian authorities have decided, without any prior explanation or notification, to reimprison our compatriot Fariba Adelkhah. Ms Adelkhah, first jailed on 5 June 2019, had been put under house arrest on 3 October 2020, with an electronic tag.
As we have repeatedly emphasized, Ms Abdelkhah’s conviction is based on no serious evidence: it is purely political and arbitrary. The decision to imprison her again, which we condemn, can have only negative consequences on the relationship between France and Iran and reduce the trust between our two countries.
France demands Ms Abdelkhah’s immediate release.
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