The verdict on the trial of Franco-Iranian anthropologist Fariba Adelkhah will be rendered by the Tehran court in eight to ten days. In a press release, Me Dehghan, his lawyer, said that the hearing on Sunday April 19 was conducted in a “Satisfactory”, foreshadowing a release from the charges.
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However, in Iran, “Lhe judicial system is opaque and very influenced by the guards of the Revolution. We have no idea what can happen. “, tempers Béatrice Hibou, director of the researcher’s support committee. Roland Marchal, companion of Fariba Adelkhah, himself released on March 21, also calls for caution. After this first release, Emmanuel Macron had “Urged the Iranian authorities” at “Release immediately” Fariba Adelkhah.
Continued for “Propaganda against the system” of the Islamic Republic and “Collusion to undermine national security” from Iran, Fariba Adelkhah faces up to five years in prison. ” During this session, Ms. Adelkhah had the opportunity to defend herself, reports Béatrice Hibou, which has not always been the case. “ At the opening of the trial on March 3, the court had prohibited the presence of Saïd Dehghan, the lawyer for Fariba Adelkhah, who had then refused to appear, leading to a postponement of his hearing in April.
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Arrested and detained in Iran since June 2019, the researcher continues to demand her release. On December 24, 2019, she went on a hunger strike which ended after forty-nine days due to kidney problems. ” Today she’s better ”, assures Béatrice Hibou, because “She is morally very combative”.