25.2 C
Friday, June 2, 2023


Sweden summons Iran’s ambassador over the death of a dual citizen of Sweden and Iran

Related stories

Ex-British soldier in Ukraine dies in car crash

A former British soldier who was assisting border dwellers...

Putin to unveil cyber championship in Russia

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has bizarrely authorised...

Putin’s rocket almost hits car in Kyiv

This is the shocking incident when a piece of...

Socialite fined £30,000 for killing police friend

Socialite Jasmine Hartin received a £30,000 fine yesterday night...

2 kids killed in latest Russian bombardment of Kyiv

In the most recent attack by Russia on the...

2 teens die after incident at beach

A 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy have died...

Australian soldier loses war crimes defamation case

Ben Roberts-Smith, Australia's most-decorated living soldier, has faced a...

Trump’s possible Republican contenders for US 2024 presidential election

The competition for the 2024 Republican White House nomination...

Tourists warned of venomous jellyfish in Ibiza

Ibiza is renowned for its all-night celebrations, scorching temperatures,...

Ex-Russian president threatens UK officials as ‘legitimate military targets’

A previous Russian president claimed that since the foreign...
- Advertisement -

Habib Chaab, a dual citizen of Sweden and Iran who was found guilty of leading an Arab separatist group accused of attacking, was put to death. In order to voice its opposition to this, Sweden has summoned Iran’s acting ambassador.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry stated in a statement on Saturday that “the death penalty is an inhuman and irreversible punishment and Sweden, along with the rest of the EU, condemns its use under any circumstances.”

- Advertisement -

Chaab was executed early on Saturday due to his alleged membership in the Harakat al-Nidal rebel organisation, according to the state-run media agency Mizan.

Iran considers Harakat al-Nidal to be a terrorist group.

- Advertisement -

Mizan claimed Chaab was the leader of Harakat al-Nidal and the suspected mastermind behind the shooting attack on a military parade in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz in 2018 in which 29 people died.

Executions have risen in Iran following a nationwide uprising sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last September, according to reports released by rights groups.

- Advertisement -

According to a joint report issued by the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) and the France-based Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) groups revealed at least 500 executions were carried out last year – a 75% increase from the previous year.

The increase was Tehran’s way of trying to frighten protesters and prevent dissent, groups said.

Addressing the 2018 incident, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei accused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of financing the perpetrators of the attack and threatened to “harshly punish” the masterminds.

UAE Minister of State For Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the accusations were “baseless” and “official incitement against the UAE in Iran” was “unfortunate.”


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories