Macron calls for immediate release of French nationals held in Iran

Published December 11, 2019, 9:13 AM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By Reuters

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the imprisonment of two French nationals in Iran was unbearable and demanded their immediate release, in a case that complicates French efforts to defuse tension between Washington and Tehran.

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

“On Human Rights Day, my thoughts go to Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, our compatriots held in Iran, and their families,” Macron said on Twitter.

“Their imprisonment is intolerable. They must be freed without delay. I told President Rouhani, I repeat it here,” he wrote.

Paris reported the arrest of Marchal, a senior researcher at Science-Po university, in mid-October, while his Franco-Iranian colleague Adelkhah has been in prison in Iran since June.

 
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Macron calls for immediate release of French nationals held in Iran

Published December 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the imprisonment of two French nationals in Iran was unbearable and demanded their immediate release, in a case that complicates French efforts to defuse tension between Washington and Tehran.

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

“On Human Rights Day, my thoughts go to Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, our compatriots held in Iran, and their families,” Macron said on Twitter.

“Their imprisonment is intolerable. They must be freed without delay. I told President Rouhani, I repeat it here,” he wrote.

Paris reported the arrest of Marchal, a senior researcher at Science-Po university, in mid-October, while his Franco-Iranian colleague Adelkhah has been in prison in Iran since June.

 
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