Germany’s overseas minister has referred to as on Iran to reverse a demise sentence handed all the way down to Jamshid Sharmahd, an Iranian-German twin citizen and opposition determine accused of masterminding lethal assaults
BERLIN — Germany’s overseas minister referred to as Wednesday on Iran to reverse a demise sentence handed all the way down to Jamshid Sharmahd, an Iranian-German twin citizen and opposition determine accused of masterminding lethal assaults.
German officers stated they weren’t allowed to attend the listening to at which the sentence in opposition to Sharmahd was upheld.
International Minister Annalena Baerbock referred to as the decision “utterly unacceptable.”
“At no level did Jamshid Sharmahd have even the beginnings of a good trial,” she wrote on Twitter. “We name on Iran to instantly reverse this arbitrary verdict.”
Germany’s ambassador to Iran has damaged off an obligation journey and is on his manner again to Tehran to intervene on Sharmahd’s behalf, Baerbock added.
Earlier this 12 months Germany and Iran expelled every others’ diplomats over the case.
Sharmahd had been residing in Glendora, California, previous to his detention. Iran accuses the 67-year-old of main the armed wing of a gaggle dedicated to restoring the Western-backed monarchy that dominated Iran earlier than the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Sharmahd’s household says he was solely a spokesman for the opposition group and deny he was concerned in any assaults. They are saying he was kidnapped from Dubai, within the United Arab Emirates, in 2020 and spirited into Iran.