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Researcher sentenced to death in Iran returned to cell after move

The Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been sentenced to death by Iran, has been returned to Tehran’s Evin Prison after unexpectedly being moved to a secret location.

The Swedish branch of the non-governmental organisation Amnesty International confirmed to Research Europe that on 8 August Djalali had been returned to the prison where he has been incarcerated since April 2016.

The Center for Human Rights in Iran had reported Djalali’s surprise removal from the prison in a press release on 6 August. In a phone call to his wife Vida Mehrannia on 30 July, Djalali said that he had been “moved to an unknown place inside a solitary cell with cameras”, according to the CHRI.

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