NewsWorld

Iran drops accusation of espionage against the detained French researcher (lawyer)

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Lawyer Fariba Adelkhawa said on Tuesday that Iran had dropped the espionage charges brought against the Iranian-French researcher who had been detained in the Islamic Republic since June 2019.

“The accusation of espionage against her has been dropped,” lawyer Saeed Dehghan told AFP.

But it still faces two other charges: “propaganda against the political system” of the Islamic Republic and “conspiracy against national security,” said Dehghan.

The authorities have also dismissed the prosecutions against Adelkhawa on charges of “violating public order”.

Professor of anthropology specializing in Shiite affairs Fariba Adelkhwa works at the Center for International Research at the Faculty of Political Science in Paris, and her arrest was confirmed on charges of “espionage” last July.

Iran does not recognize dual nationality and has repeatedly rejected requests from foreign governments for consular visits to detainees during legal proceedings.

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Iranian ambassador last month to protest the “unacceptable detention” of Adelkhwah and another French academic, Roland Marshall, arrested on charges of “collusion against national security”, renewing its demand for their release.

Online:

This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

OBSERVATORY — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, money, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: [email protected]

Stay connected with Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.