Swedish PM demands immediate release of EU employee jailed in Iran

Swedish PM demands immediate release of EU employee jailed in Iran
# 11 December 2023 17:28 (UTC +04:00)

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on Monday demanded the immediate release of Swedish European Union employee Johan Floderus from prison in Iran, APA reports citing Reuters.

Floderus was arrested in Iran in 2022. Iran said on Sunday it had begun a trial of the Swedish national, having charged him with spying for Israel and "corruption on earth," a crime that carries the death penalty.

"He is entirely arbitrarily detained," Kristersson told a press conference. "We demand his immediate release."

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also demanded Floderus' immediate release.

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