MEPs want action on Dutch Iranian woman

Dutch members of the European parliament have called on EU foreign minister Catherine Ashton to raise the jailing of Dutch Iranian woman Zahra Bahrami with the authorities in Teheran, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday.

Bahrami, 45, was arrested in December while visiting one of her children in Iran and accused of taking part in an anti-government demonstration.
Human rights groups say she has been held in solitary confinement and tortured.