Iran diplomat’s 20-year sentence for France bomb plot confirmed


May 05, 2021


Lawyer Rik Vanreusel, representing The National Council Of Resistance Of Iran (NCRI), speaks to the media outside a court building in Antwerp, Belgium May 5, 2021. Photo: Reuters


By Agence France-Presse 


An Iranian diplomat’s 20-year prison sentence in Belgium for plotting to bomb an opposition rally outside Paris was confirmed on Wednesday after he dropped plans to appeal, prosecutors said.

Assadollah Assadi, 49, was convicted in February by an Antwerp court of supplying explosives for the planned June 30, 2018 attack on the exiled opposition group the National Council of Resistance in Iran (NCRI).


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