British foreign office called on Islamic Republic of Iran to turn down the sentences issued against Yousef Nadarkhani and his lawyer, Mohammad-Ali Dadkhah.
According to Mohabat News, RFE/RL reports that in a statement, Alistair Burt, British Foreign Office Minister, expressed his concern over issuance of a nine year sentence against the lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah for his struggles to defend political prisoners and Human Rights activists.
He also opposed the verdict against Nadarkhani and appealed for its cancellation.
The sentences are called “unjust” in this statement.
Mr. Burt also pointed to arrest of two Iranians for their conversion to Christianity and referred to it as an obvious sign of violation of Human Rights and crackdown on freedom of religion and speech in Iran. (Mohabat News)