world : French citizen released from Iran jail, Macron says

world : French citizen released from Iran jail, Macron says
world : French citizen released from Iran jail, Macron says

Thursday 13 June 2024 06:30 AM

Nafeza 2 world - Mr Arnaud was held at the notorious Evin prison in the capital, Tehran, which has long been criticised by rights groups.

Human Rights Watch has accused authorities at the prison of using threats of torture and of indefinite imprisonment, as well as lengthy interrogations and denial of medical care for detainees.

The release comes as bilateral relations between Paris and Tehran have deteriorated in recent months.

France has said the detention of its citizens are arbitrary arrests equivalent to state hostage taking. It's also increasingly concerned by Iran's activities in the Middle East and the advance of its nuclear programme.

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