Britain urges release of dual national Akbari jailed in Iran


London (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday urged Iran to release Alireza Akbari, a dual national who the Tasnim news agency reported Iran had sentenced to death on charges of spying for Britain.

“We are supporting the family of Mr Akbari and have repeatedly raised his case with the Iranian authorities,” a British foreign office spokesperson said in a statement.

“Our priority is securing his immediate release and we have reiterated our request for urgent consular access.”

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