Situation of Fariba Adelkhah – Statement by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (16 May 2020)


I utterly condemn the announced sentencing of our compatriot, Mme Fariba Adelkhah, to five years’ imprisonment in Iran.

This sentence is based on no serious information or established fact and is therefore political in nature.

The French authorities remain completely mobilized to obtain consular access to our compatriot from the Iranian authorities. We urge the Iranian authorities to release Mme Adelkhah immediately.