Iran: Swedish-Iranian doctor held hostage and at risk of retaliatory execution

Mounting evidence strongly indicates that the Iranian authorities are holding Swedish-Iranian national Ahmadreza Djalali hostage and threatening to execute him to compel third parties to swap him for former Iranian officials convicted and/or on trial abroad as well as to refrain from future prosecutions of Iranian officials, said Amnesty International today urging for an immediate halt to plans to execute him.

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