Statement by Margot Wallström on the death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalali

Sweden demands that the death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalali is not enforced, and has repeatedly protested against the sentence together with the other EU Member States. This is being reiterated to senior Iranian representatives today. Sweden's position with regard to the death penalty is well-known. It is an inhuman, cruel and irreversible punishment. Sweden and the rest of the EU condemn its use in all its forms.

In light of the news that the death sentence has been confirmed, the Iranian Ambassador was summoned to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs today.