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December 4, 2020
Sweden pleads for the life of Iranian-Swedish physician set to be executed in Iran for spying for Israel
By Ron Kampeas
(JTA) — The Swedish foreign minister pleaded with Iran to spare the life of a Swedish-Iranian physician who was convicted on charges that he was spying for Israel, saying they were trumped up.
“Sweden condemns the death penalty and is working to ensure that the verdict against Ahmadreza Djalali is not enforced,” Ann Linde said Tuesday on Twitter, adding that she had spoken to her Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif.
Djalali, a renowned emergency medicine physician, was...