Alexa

Dutch foreign minister summons Iranian ambassador

Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has summoned Iran's ambassador to explain reports that a Dutch-Iranian woman detained after participating in protests against Iran's disputed presidential election in 2009 has been hanged.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bengt van Loosdrecht says the ministry has not yet been able to independently confirm reports in Iran that Zahram Bahrami has been executed.
Iranian state television says she was hanged Saturday for possessing and selling drugs.
The report said that initially Bahrami was arrested for committing "security crimes," but it did not say what became of that case.
Protesters took to the streets in 2009 after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election, saying the vote was marred by fraud.


Updated : 2021-01-28 21:09 GMT+08:00