Iranian Diplomat Accused of Plotting to Bomb Dissidents Goes on Trial in Belgium

Police officers at the court building in Antwerp, Belgium, on Friday, before the trial of the Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who is charged with planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled Iranian opposition group in France.Credit…Johanna Geron/Reuters

Prosecutors say the diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, was carrying out a plan organized by Iran’s intelligence services against an overseas opposition group.

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IRANIAN-SWEDISH DOCTOR AT RISK OF EXECUTION: AHMADREZA DJALALI

26 November 2020, Amnesty International- On 24 November, Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali learned that prosecution authorities ordered for his death sentence for “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel-arz) to be carried out. In a brief phone call the same day to his wife, he said he had been transferred to solitary confinement in section 209 of Evin prison in Tehran. He is at imminent risk of execution.

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