Anoosheh Ashoori

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department made during the United Nations General Assembly of September 2019 on securing the release of the hon. Member for Lewisham East's constituent, Mr Anoosheh Ashoori.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Prime Minister raised his concerns about dual national detentions with President Rouhani at the UN General Assembly on 24 September. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon hosted an event at the UN General Assembly on 25 September to call out the failings of the Iranian judiciary in its handling of dual national cases.

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