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UN rights office urges Iran to halt imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic – Metro US

UN rights office urges Iran to halt imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic

A demonstration supporting the Swedish-Iranian doctor and researcher Ahmadreza Djalali,
A demonstration supporting the Swedish-Iranian doctor and researcher Ahmadreza Djalali, who is imprisoned and sentenced to death in Iran, was held in Stockholm

LONDON (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights office’s spokesperson on Tuesday urged Iran to halt the imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali and reverse his death sentence.

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency has reported that Djalali, sentenced to death on charges of spying for Israel, would be executed by May 21.

(Reporting by Matthias Williams; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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