Dutch recall ambassador from Iran

7th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has recalled the Dutch ambassador from Iran, after the body of Zahra Bahrami was buried in secret on Sunday. The Dutch-Iranian woman was unexpectedly executed in Iran last week. Her daughter, Banafsheh Najebpour, who lives in Tehran, was only informed about the funeral after it was too late for her to travel to the place of interment.

The ambassador had been trying to help the family with arrangements to recover Zahra Bahrami's body. Before he leaves, he will deliver a sharply-worded protest to the Iranian authorities about their "disrespectful treatment of Ms Bahrami's family".

The daughter passed the news of the burial to Sadegh Nageshkar of the Iranian human rights organisation HRADI and he informed Radio Netherlands Worldwide.


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