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“Those who find the right words never offend anyone. Yet they speak the truth. Their words are clear but never harsh. They do not take offence, and they do not give in.”
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VUB professor Ahmadreza Djalali could be sentenced to death in Iran

UPDATE: Ahmadreza Djalali is a professor who was arrested and has been threatened with the death penalty for suspected espionage in Iran. He teaches at the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM) in Italy, a joint master by the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. A petition has been started against the possible execution.

The 45-year-old Djalali was arrested in April 2016 in Iran, while he was visiting his family. He spent no less than seven months in isolation, without ever getting a trial or seeing a lawyer.

‘Since Wednesday some bad news has come to light’, says De Morgen. ‘Djalali told his sister he has been forced to sign a confession, for which he will receive the death penalty. The Iranian governement is calling it a matter of national security. They blame him for collabaration with scientist from foreign, enemy states.

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