Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of medical researcher

Sweden’s foreign minister Ann Linde said on Tuesday she had spoken to her Iranian counterpart to formally object to the planned execution of an Iranian-Swedish professor sentenced to death on spying charges.Linde, who announced the call on Twitter, said she had been in touch with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif following reports that Iran was preparing to carry out the execution of Ahmadreza Djalali, a specialist in emergency medicine.”Sweden denounces the death penalty and is working to not have the sentence against Djalali carried out,” Linde wrote on Twitter.Djalali, formerly …

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