| 3 March 2024, Sunday |

Iran to execute Swedish-Iranian national Djalali by May 21, according to ISNA

According to sources, a Swedish-Iranian national sentenced to death in Iran on charges of spying for Israeli intelligence will be executed this month, according to Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency.

Ahmadreza Djalali, a disaster medicine doctor and researcher, was detained in 2016 during an academic visit to Iran and is scheduled to be executed on May 21, according to ISNA.

The report comes as Hamid Noury, a former Iranian prosecutor arrested by Swedish authorities in 2019, faces life in prison on charges of international war crimes and human rights violations.

Noury is accused of playing a key role in the 1988 execution of political prisoners on government orders at the Gohardasht prison in Karaj, Iran.

The Swedish foreign ministry did not respond immediately to the ISNA report.

Swedish courts have the authority to try Swedish citizens and other nationals for crimes against international law committed abroad.

  • Reuters