Ashton: Iran should release all political captives

Ashton: Iran should release all political captives


EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Commission Vice-President Catherine Ashton has called on Iran to release all political captives, as the country “is in breach of the international obligations that Iran has itself signed up to”.

Ashton criticised the country's persecution of human-rights lawyers and activists, including Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is now serving an 11-year prison sentence. Despite the EU expressing concerns over her case, Iran ...


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