Iran will execute Sweden-Iranian citizens by May 21

Later this month, Iran will execute Swedish Iranian citizens who have been imprisoned since 2016 and convicted of spying on Israel, according to the media.

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency released a report on Wednesday that Tehran officials said it would execute the death penalty for Ahmad Reza Jalari by May 21.

Jalari, a researcher and doctor specializing in disaster relief, was arrested during a visit to Iran in April 2016. In 2017, Jalari was sentenced to death in Iran after being convicted of passing information about two Iranian nuclear scientists to Israel. Help it assassinate some nuclear scientists.

Rights groups have accused Jalari of detention, citing Iran’s pattern of detaining two citizens and expatriates without legal proceedings.

Iran is unaware of the dual people.

The announcement was made when Stockholm officials concluded the trial of Hamidnouri, a former Iranian prosecutor who was arrested by Swedish officials in November 2019.

According to officials, Nouri was involved in the death of a political prisoner who was executed on the order of the Iranian government at Gohardasht Prison in Iran during the final stages of the 1988 Iran-Iraq War. Nouri has been detained in Sweden since his arrest.

On Wednesday, the final day of Nouri’s trial, a judge in the Stockholm District Court set the date of the verdict on July 14.

Amnesty International estimates that 5,000 people have been executed in prison, but a 2018 report states that the number could be higher.

“Iran continues to be one of the world’s leading performers of the death penalty,” Human Rights Watch said in a recent report.

If Nouri is convicted, he will be sentenced to life imprisonment for international war crimes and human rights abuses. Iran recently summoned a Swedish envoy in protest of Nouri’s case.

Maya Aberg, senior policy adviser to Amnesty International Sweden, said it was no coincidence that Iran announced the execution of Jalali shortly after the Swedish prosecutor moved to Nuri’s trial.

“This shows that (Iran) sees him as a kind of jigsaw puzzle piece. This is very worrisome,” Aberg told the Swedish TT news agency.

Swedish law allows the prosecution of Swedish and other citizens for crimes committed abroad against international law.

Some information in this report is from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse. Iran will execute Sweden-Iranian citizens by May 21

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