Urgent—Iran Upholds Death Sentenced for Professor Ahmadreza Djalali

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

Iran's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish academic convicted of espionage, as Amnesty International and his family reported Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Amnesty International

The 45-year-old professor taught at the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM) in Italy—a joint master’s program of the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He was arrested on charges of “collaboration with a hostile government” while visiting family in Tehran in April 2016 and was later accused of providing information to Israel to aid in the assassination of several senior nuclear scientists.