Ahmadreza Djalali is a professor that was arrested and sentenced to death for suspected espionage in Iran. He teaches at the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM) in Italy, a joined master by the Universita? degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is scheduled for death sentence in two weeks, against which a petition has been started.
The 45-year-old Djalali was arrested in April 2016 in Iran, while he was visiting his family. He spent no less than seven months in isolation, without ever getting a trial or seeing a lawyer.
‘Since Wednesday some bad news has come to light’, says De Morgen. ‘Djalali told his sister he has been forced to sign a confession, for which he will receive the death penalty. The Iranian governement is calling it a matter of national security. They blame him for collabaration with scientist from foreign, enemy states.
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