Friday 24 November 2017
Nobel laureates demand release of Iranian scholar facing death sentence
Some 75 Nobel prizewinners have called on the Iranian government to release Ahmadreza Djalali, a researcher in disaster medicine who was sentenced to death last month.
The Nobel laureates express their concern for the conditions of Djalali’s detention; they deem his trial “unfair” and “flawed”, and they urge the Iranian authorities to let him return to Sweden, where he lived.
Since the death sentence became public, many organisations have protested against Djalali’s treatment.