Asadi is on his way back to homeland
WANA (May 26) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Amir Abdulhian, announced the release of the Iranian diplomat imprisoned in Belgium and said that this diplomat would soon enter Iran.
“Mr. Asadullah Asadi, the innocent diplomat of our country, who was illegally detained in Germany and Belgium for more than two years against international law, is now on his way back to his homeland and will soon enter our beloved Iran.”
Abdullahian also thanked the positive efforts of the Sultanate of Oman in this direction.
Kazem Gharibabadi, Deputy of International Affairs of the Judiciary and Secretary of the Human Rights Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran announced that with the efforts made, Asadullah Asadi, an Iranian diplomat who was illegally imprisoned in Belgium, will arrive via Oman in a few hours.
Gharibabadi considered this action the result of the relevant institutions’ efforts to pursue the rights of his compatriots abroad and said: “these efforts will continue.”
Asadullah Asadi, the imprisoned diplomat of Iran in Belgium, has been freed today. Mr. Asadi was the third secretary of Iran’s embassy in Austria, imprisoned in Belgian prisons for five years on false charges. Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs considered imprisoning Iranian diplomats as an unacceptable defect of diplomatic immunity and heresy. Mr. Asadi was finally released with the mediation of Oman.
Asadollah Asadi is an Iranian diplomat arrested in Belgium in 2018 on charges of plotting a bomb attack on a rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in France. He was later sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Belgian court in February 2021. Asadi was a counselor at the Iranian embassy in Vienna, Austria, at the time of his arrest. The Iranian government has vehemently denied the allegations against Asadi and has called for his release.