Situation of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal – Summoning of Iranian ambassador (27 December 2019)

The ambassador of Iran was summoned to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs today by the deputy secretary general. He was reminded of France’s demand that our compatriots Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal be promptly released and that the Iranian authorities demonstrate total transparency on their situation. As President Macron and the foreign minister have repeatedly emphasized, their imprisonment is unacceptable.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs stressed our extreme concern to the Iranian ambassador over the situation of Fariba Adelkhah, who has stopped eating, and reiterated our demand for consular access, thus far refused.

France continues to follow the situation of our two compatriots with the utmost attention, in close contact with their loved ones. The French authorities will continue to act with determination to obtain their release.