Dutch activist faces execution in Iran

An Iranian court has sentenced Dutch human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri to death for terrorist activities, reports ANP news agency.

His son Adnan al-Mansouri learnt of the sentence on Monday morning and said he fears the execution will take place within 48 hours.
Mansouri was arrested 18 months ago while in Syria and handed over to the Iranians for alleged terrorist activities.Two Norwegians and a Swede were arrested and extradited to Iran at the same time.
Adnan said he hoped the Netherlands and the EU would now exert pressure on Iran to free his father and the others.

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