Dutch foreign minister delays trip over execution

8 02 2011

From Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has delayed a two-day visit to Turkey. He has been summoned by parliament to explain what happened in connection with the sudden execution of Dutch-Iranian woman Zahra Bahrami in Iran at the weekend.

Ms Bahrami was executed after being convicted on drugs charges, but she was arrested in December 2009 after attending an anti-government demonstration. Her execution was carried out unexpectedly before a second trial for subversive activities could begin. Her family and lawyers were not informed.

The Freedom Party (PVV) wants to ask the minister why he has not expelled the Iranian ambassador in response. PVV leader Geert Wilders does not think freezing relations with the Middle Eastern country is enough.

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11 02 2011
Ingrid, Worldwide Infidel Alliance

Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has delayed a two-day visit to Turkey. He has been summoned by parliament to explain what happened in connection with the sudden execution of Dutch-Iranian woman Zahra Bahrami in Iran at the weekend.

Ms Bahrami was executed after being convicted on drugs charges, but she was arrested in December 2009 after attending an anti-government demonstration. Her execution was carried out unexpectedly before a second trial for subversive activities could begin. Her family and lawyers were not informed.
(Tyranny, pure and absolute. It is coming to your land next)

The Freedom Party (PVV) wants to ask the minister why he has not expelled the Iranian ambassador in response. PVV leader Geert Wilders does not think freezing relations with the Middle Eastern country is enough. (agreed)

The Christian Democrats also want to see more severe measures taken, such as the recalling of the Dutch ambassador from Tehran. CDA MP Jan Ormel falls short of calling for the Iranian ambassador to be expelled as there are still other Dutch nationals in Iranian prisons in need of assistance.

Minister Rosenthal says all avenues to save Ms Bahrami were exhausted at all levels. He says the Iranian authorities had trampled on the truth and transgressed civilised norms.

11 02 2011
Ingrid, Worldwide Infidel Alliance

I sent that by accident, = but this is a very bad concern, that others are there, in prison, who may be killed should we kick the ambassador out. but otherwise, we collude with tyrannists. What a mess.

they are both right. But we need to refuse to collude or play with the tyrannists.

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