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Envoy vows to pursue beating of Iranian in Swedish custody

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Iran's Ambassador to Sweden Ahmad Masoumifar

Iran’s ambassador to Stockholm says the embassy will follow up the case of beating up an Iranian national in Swedish custody until its perpetrators are punished.

"Today, I found out that an Iranian was severely beaten on Eid al-Ghadir by officers at a Swedish detention center. I requested an immediate visit to ensure his health,” Ahmad Masoumifar tweeted on Friday, referring to the occasion of Ghadir, which is amongst the most significant feasts of Shia Muslims.

"I will not tolerate disrespect and violation of the rights of my country’s nationals. I will pursue the issue until its perpetrators are identified and punished.”

In cooperation with the anti-Iran Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group, European countries have arrested and imprisoned many Iranians under false pretexts.


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