Iran summons Swiss envoy over name to halt executions

TEHRAN: Iran has summoned Switzerland’s ambassador over a tweet calling for a cease to executions linked to protests triggered by the demise of Mahsa Amini, Tehran’s Overseas Ministry mentioned.

The Swiss Embassy took to Twitter on Friday to “strongly condemn” the execution earlier that day of three males convicted of killing safety power members throughout final 12 months’s protests within the central metropolis of Isfahan.

“Switzerland urges Iran to cease these executions and to take steps to cut back the usage of the demise penalty,” mentioned the tweet from the embassy, which additionally represents US pursuits in Tehran.

Ambassador Nadine Olivieri Lozano was summoned “following Switzerland’s interventionist place in our nation’s inside affairs,” the Overseas Ministry mentioned on Sunday.

The Swiss tweet featured a picture from an indication exterior Iran exhibiting protesters elevating a poster of Amini — who died in custody on Sept. 16 — and waving Iran’s pre-revolution flag.

Tehran on Sunday condemned “the unconventional and unprofessional use of this nation’s embassy in Tehran in republishing a picture with a faux flag.”

“Such an unconventional motion is just not appropriate with the pleasant relations between Iran and the Swiss Confederation, and must be corrected,” the assertion mentioned.

Iran witnessed waves of nationwide protests following the demise of Amini, 22, an Iranian Kurd who had been arrested for an alleged breach of gown guidelines for girls.

Throughout the protests, which Tehran typically labeled as foreign-instigated “riots,” 1000’s of Iranians had been arrested and lots of killed together with dozens of safety personnel.


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