UN rights office urges Iran to halt imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic

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A demonstration supporting the Swedish-Iranian doctor and researcher Ahmadreza Djalali, who is imprisoned and sentenced to death in Iran, was held in Stockholm, Sweden May 14, 2022. Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

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LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights office's spokesperson on Tuesday urged Iran to halt the imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali and reverse his death sentence.

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency has reported that Djalali, sentenced to death on charges of spying for Israel, would be executed by May 21. read more

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Reporting by Matthias Williams Editing by Madeline Chambers

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