• Thu. Jan 27th, 2022

Iran, the wife of researcher Djalali, sentenced to death: “We ask for intervention from Italy”

Byeditorial

Jan 14, 2022

For Ahmad Reza Djalali “the Italian authorities” must move. This is the appeal launched from Sweden by Vida Mehrannia, the wife of the former researcher at the Center for Disaster Medicine (Crimedim) of the University of Eastern Piedmont, sentenced to death in Iran on 21 October 2017 and since then closed in a tiny cell, despite international pressure. Away from his family, Djalali turns 50 today and now that he is approaching the sixth year of imprisonment “his situation is not improving as we have heard that he suffers both physically and psychologically, especially after the death of his mother”, he explains. Vida in an interview with Aki-Adnkronos International. The woman laments the absence of “concrete actions by governments” and points out that “Ahmad Reza is also continuously threatened with death and is told that he will be executed if the EU does not He acts. He is still denied having contact with us “. Vida therefore asks” the intervention of the Italian authorities for Ahmad Reza, who was resident in Italy at the time of his arrest “. “Ahmad Reza’s situation is critical as he is constantly threatened with execution – he concludes – The only way he can be released is if EU leaders take clear action and stand up against the violation of human rights in Iran” .