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James Cleverly – 2022 Statement on Mohsen Shekari

The statement made by James Cleverly, the Foreign Secretary, on 9 December 2022.

The execution of Mohsen Shekari by the Iranian regime is abhorrent. He is a tragic victim of a legal system in which disproportionate sentences, politically motivated trials and forced confessions are rife.

We have made our views clear to the Iranian authorities – Iran must immediately halt executions and end the violence against its own people.