Free Kamran Ghaderi, Austrian hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy


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Kamran Ghaderi is a husband and father from Vienna, Austria. He went to Iran on 2 January 2016 to visit family and was arrested at the airport in Tehran by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence. He has been held in Iran to this day and in a couple weeks, it’ll be 6 years since he was taken.

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for Kamran’s release. Amnesty International has stated that Kamran is being arbitrarily detained and has also called for his immediate release.

On this week’s episode, we speak to Kamran’s wife, Harika Ghaderi. We talk about Kamran’s arrest, his torture, forced “confessions”, unfair trial, the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal talks in Vienna as well as the toll Kamran’s detention has taken on his family. We also discuss what the Austrian government, European Union, journalists and the public can do to help bring Kamran back home to his wife and 3 young children in Vienna.
If you prefer, you can watch the video version of this interview on YouTube.
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