23 May 2024
Saturday 6 June 2020 - 16:08
Story Code : 377144

French president demands Iran release anthropologist dual citizen

Al-Monitor - Emmanuel Macron made the comments on the one-year anniversary of Fariba Adelkah's imprisonment.

The French president is calling on Iran to release a dual-citizen academic imprisoned there.

Emmanuel Macron said that Iranian-French anthropologist Fariba Adelkhah should be released on the one-year anniversary of her imprisonment.

It is unacceptable that she is still in prison, Macron tweeted today. My message to Iranian authorities: Justice dictates that our compatriot be immediately released.

Adelkhah, a specialist in Shiite Islam, was arrested last year and sentenced to five years in prison on national security charges that France has called political. The prominent anthropologist disputes the allegations, according to Frances state-owned France 24 news outlet.

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