UK foreign minister Cleverly says executed Akbari was 'lured back' to Iran
UK Foreign Minister James Cleverly said on Monday that Alireza Akbari, a British-Iranian national who was executed by Iran on Saturday, was "lured back" to the country three years ago before facing an arbitrary legal process.
"They [Akbari's family] have shared his ordeal. An ordeal which began just over three years ago when he was lured back to Iran," Cleverly said in a statement in parliament.
"He was detained and then subjected to the notorious and arbitrary legal process of the [Iranian] regime."
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