Macron calls for immediate release of French nationals held in Iran

Thank you for your reading and interest in the news Macron calls for immediate release of French nationals held in Iran and now with details

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Iran is holding two French academics imprisoned this year

Dec 11, 2019

December 11, 2019


facebook shares

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the imprisonment of two French nationals in Iran could not be tolerated and demanded their immediate release.

"On Human Rights Day, my thoughts go to Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, our compatriots held in Iran, and their families," Mr Macron said on Twitter.

"Their imprisonment is intolerable. They must be freed without delay. I told President Rouhani, I repeat it here," he wrote.

Paris reported the arrest of Mr Marchal, a senior researcher at Science-Po university, in mid-October, while his Franco-Iranian colleague Ms Adelkhah, arrested on espionage charges, has been in prison in Iran since June.

Their lawyer, Saeed Dehgan, said on Tuesday that Iranian prosecutors have defied a judge’s ruling that the two academics could be released on bail.

Iran does not recognise dual citizenship for its nationals.

A prisoner exchange over the weekend saw Iran free a Chinese-American scholar from Princeton who had been held for three years on widely criticised espionage charges.

It was considered a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.

Tensions have risen sharply over Iran’s unravelling nuclear deal with world powers, which France still supports.

US President Donald withdrew from the accord over a year ago, before reimposing crippling sanctions on Iran’s economy.

Updated: December 11, 2019 04:57 AM

These were the details of the news Macron calls for immediate release of French nationals held in Iran for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Dozens detained at Paris pro-Palestinian university protest
NEXT Top French university loses funding over pro-Palestinian protests