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Protesters gather in Paris to support French nationals detained in Iran
28/01/2023 09:52 PM | Click to read full article
The detainees have been described as “hostages” by the French government, which confirmed in November that seven French nationals were being held. Franco-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah was arrested in June 2019 and condemned to five years in prison for posing a threat to national security. French-Irish citizen Bernard Phelan, who was detained in October, last week suspended a dry hunger strike at the request of his family. The protests in Paris come amid rising tensions between Iran and France.