France says it summoned Iran's Ambassador over "intolerable" detention of academicians

France says it summoned Iran
# 27 December 2019 18:29 (UTC +04:00)

The French Foreign Ministry has summoned the Iranian ambassador over the "intolerable" detention of two French scientists, the ministry said in a statement, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The envoy "was reminded of France's demand that Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal be released without delay, and that the Iranian authorities show display transparency concerning their situation," AFP reported, quoting the ministry's statement.

Note that Adelkhah and Marchal, both researchers at Sciences Po in Paris, have been held by the Iranian authorities since June. According to the university, Adelkhah and another detained academic, Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert, had started a hunger strike this month.