Finland reiterates demand for stopping executions in Iran

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Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on Saturday reiterated the demand for immediate stop of all the death sentences in Iran, said the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Referring to the execution of Swedish-Iranian citizen Habib Chaab, Haavisto also expressed shock at the death sentence carried out by the Iranian government, the ministry wrote in a twitter post.

” Again, I am appalled by the carrying out of a death sentence by the government of Iran. These executions must stop immediately. Finland’s stance is clear, we are against death penalty at all times,” the ministry wrote in the twitter, quoting Haavisto as saying on the execution of Swedish-Iranian citizen Habib Chaab on Saturday.

Iran has executed a Swedish-Iranian man accused of being behind a deadly 2018 attack on a military parade, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Habib Chaab was a founder of a separatist group calling for independence for ethnic Arabs in Iran's south-western Khuzestan province.

He had been living in exile in Sweden for a decade when he was abducted by Iranian agents in Turkey in 2020.

Iran's judiciary accused Chaab of leading Harakat al-Nidal, or the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz, which Iran says is a terrorist group behind attacks in the south-west of the country, the BBC report added.

Earlier in January 2023, the Foreign Minister demanded stop of all the death sentences in Iran.

  •  Finland
  •  Demands
  •  Stop
  •  Executions
  •  Iran


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