In opposition to the dissident German-death Iranian’s sentence, Germany on Wednesday declared two Iranian diplomats persona non grata.
Jamshid Sharmahd was given the death penalty by an Iranian court; foreign minister Annalena Baerbock criticized the ruling and said that Tehran’s top diplomat in Germany, the charge d’affaires of the Iranian Embassy in Berlin, had been summoned to the ministry to express her disapproval.
In a statement, Baerbock stated, “He was told that we do not condone the major breach of a German citizen’s rights.”
Two Iranian Embassy employees have been requested to leave Germany immediately after the German government deemed them to be persona non grata, she continued.
Baerbock pleaded with the Iranian government to commute Sharmahd’s death sentence and grant him the right to a fair trial and an appeals process.
Olaf Scholz, the chancellor, slammed Tehran harshly and urged it to overturn the German-Iranian citizen’s death sentence.
“The Iranian regime disregards human rights and engages in a constant war on its own people. Jamshid Sharmahd’s death sentence is disgraceful, Scholz remarked on Twitter.
We strongly oppose this and demand that the Iranian government overturn the judgment.