Iran’s Judiciary Confirms Detention of Swedish EU Worker

 – The detention of a Swedish national working for the European Union was confirmed by Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday.

Sweden and the European Union Commission said last week a Swedish national was being detained in Iran – the latest known case of a foreign national being held in Iran amid political tensions with the West.

EU, Stockholm Say Swedish Citizen Held in Iran

“The Swedish national has been lawfully imprisoned following preliminary inquiry and the results of a full investigation into his case will be released in the coming days,” Iran’s judiciary spokesperson Masoud Setayeshi said.

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(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom;Editing by Alison Williams)

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