DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s prime court docket has upheld the demise sentence for a person allegedly behind an assault that killed dozens of individuals at a army parade within the southern province of Khuzestan in 2018, state media reported on Sunday.
Farajollah Cha’ab was “the primary individual within the terrorist assault” in September 2018 and was arrested by Iranian brokers two years later after he left Sweden, based on state media. He’s alleged to be the chief of a separatist group, the studies stated.
Cha’ab, who holds Iranian and Swedish citizenship, disappeared underneath mysterious circumstances in Turkey in November 2020.
Sweden’s overseas minister stated its representatives had up to now been denied consular entry.
“We’ve repeated our request to satisfy him,” Tobias Billström stated Sunday in feedback given to the Swedish information company TT.
“We’ve additionally expressed our concern about our citizen’s state of affairs and requested to be current on the trial,” Billström added. Sweden was “working intensively to create additional readability” across the case, he stated.
In September 2018, militants disguised as troopers opened fireplace on an annual army parade in Ahvaz, the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan. Not less than 25 folks had been killed and 70 wounded, together with a 4-year-old boy.
Iran claims that Saudi Arabia and Israeli intelligence companies supported what it says was an assault by the separatist group.