Iran – Sentencing of Louis Arnaud (November 8, 2023)


We were deeply concerned to learn that Louis Arnaud was sentenced to five years in prison. This sentence, which cannot be justified and which was pronounced without giving Mr. Arnaud access to a lawyer, is unacceptable.

Louis Arnaud was arrested on September 28, 2022, while in Iran as a tourist. He has been held at Tehran’s Evin Prison for more than a year. We call for his immediate release, and for the release of all French nationals who are being arbitrarily detained in Iran.