HL Deb 11 February 1998 vol 585 c187WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of Iran concerning the case of Morteza Firoozi, editor of the English language Tehran newspaper Iran News, who has been sentenced to death for espionage on behalf of the United Kingdom and others. [HL394]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean:

We have been in close touch with our Embassy in Tehran about Mr. Firoozi. We understand that he has been sentenced to death on spying charges. We are considering with our European partners what action we might take on his behalf.

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