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The Netherlands calls on the Iranian ambassador to account for the execution of two Iranian protesters. This is what Minister Wopke Hoekstra (Foreign Affairs) says. The House of Representatives had motioned for the Iranian ambassador to be called to account ‘as soon as possible’. Germany has already done it.

Wopke Hoekstra has summoned the Iranian ambassador. (Louis Luna/Flickr)

On Monday, a man was publicly hanged after being found guilty of “waging war against God”. He also allegedly killed two members of a paramilitary militia. Last Thursday another man was executed. Mass demonstrations for women’s rights are taking place in Iran, which began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died in detention after being arrested by the morality police. She would have worn the veil too loose.


“We all see what terrible things are happening there,” Hoekstra says. Courageous men and women taking to the streets there, and at the same time very harsh action by the regime with the most terrible stories, even executions of protesters. This is absolutely unacceptable.’

Hoekstra will ask the ambassador for explanations and, moreover, “will once again express our disgust for what is happening in Iran”. He points out that the Netherlands has been turning to the Iranian regime “repeatedly” for months, just like other European countries. Along with Germany and France, the Netherlands has also pressed for sanctions against the Iranian regime in Brussels, Hoekstra points out. He even thinks they could go a little harder, not saying what exactly he’s thinking.

Author: ap
Source: BNR


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