There is (or there is) a new procedure at the Iranian Supreme court to the death of the VUB-guest lecturer Ahmadreza Djalali to reconsider. The Iranian ambassador confirmed during a meeting of the Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois, said Bourgeois Wednesday to a question of N-VA-member of parliament Marc Hendrickx.
Last weekend it became known that the Iranian Supreme court the death penalty against scientist Ahmadreza Djalali has confirmed. That also confirmed his lawyer Zouhaier Chichaoui.
Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois, that the matter is already longer closely followed, the Iranian ambassador called. That confirmed not only the news of last weekend, but also that there is a new procedure to the Supreme court to insist on a reconsideration of the death sentence. This new procedure has started or will very soon be commenced.
Not for immediate
According to the ambassador, will that procedure also be more thoroughly done than the previous one. The ambassador added that the implementation of the death penalty “not for the immediate future,” and Djalali, ” the necessary medical care, but suffers from his situation’.
About the petition for clemency that Bourgeois has previously submitted, there is currently no news.
Minister-president Bourgeois repeated his ambition to be all diplomatic means to draw to the Iranian authorities on other thoughts. Of any sanctions or economic counter-measures the Flemish government do not know.
The Iranian scientist was on april 25, 2016, without arrest warrant arrested by the Iranian authorities, and in suspicion of espionage and collaboration with the Israeli secret service, Mossad. He would have to do with the murder of two people in charge of the Iranian nuclear program a few years ago. On October 21, 2016, he was sentenced to death in a process that, according to the UN-observers are not in accordance with the international rules had expired.