Wednesday morning we recieved worrying news reports from Iran about the Swedish citizen and KI alumnus Ahmadreza Djalali. According to ISNA, witch is described as a semi-official Iranian news agency, “it has been heard from informed sources that the death sentence on Ahmadreza Dalali has been put on the agenda and this sentence will be executed by the end of May at the latest” (AI-generated translation from Persian).
Dr. Djalali was arrested in April 2016, accused of espionage and “enmity with God” – charges strongly disputed by both his academic colleagues and the international community. The following year he was sentenced to death by the Iranian authorities, after a trial that will go down in history as a legal abomination. He is a Swedish citizen, KI alumnus and a respected expert in disaster medicine. His family, his wife Vida Mehrannia and their two children, live in Sweden.
The text from ISNA reveals the vicious accusations that Ahmadreza Djalala is facing, the way the regime in Iran handles the truth and how they ruthlessly exploit individuals in international conflicts:
“Jalali was arrested for spying for the Zionist regime and after a trial and a lengthy trial he was sentenced to death and the sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court.
The information that this mercenary from the Zionist regime gave to the spy-terrorist organization Mossad about the country’s nuclear power program unfortunately led to the murder and martyrdom of two nuclear power researchers in the country.
A very thought-provoking question was that due to this spy’s temporary stay in Sweden and his involvement in Mossad in the same country, the Swedish government, at the request of the Zionist regime, after his arrest in Iran, granted him a permanent residence permit. and after the trial and the issuance of his death sentence gave him Swedish citizenship to put pressure on the Iranian legal system.”
Once again we express our hope that diplomatic channels will work, that our voices are heard and that reason will prevail. There is massive support for Ahmadreza Djalali worldwide – a support that Iran cannot ignore.