Q : Do you have any information on the health of Benjamin Brière, who has been detained in Iran since May, and on any developments in his legal case ?
A : Benjamin Brière was arrested while visiting Iran as a tourist.
Since his arrest, officials from the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris and Tehran have been very closely monitoring our compatriot’s situation. Mr. Brière has received the consular protection guaranteed under the Vienna Convention of April 24, 1963. Under the terms of that agreement, our Embassy has been maintaining regular contact with him. He received another consular visit on December 21 and was contacted by our Embassy today.
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