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Parliamentary questions
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9 June 2016
E-003558/2016(ASW)
Answer given by High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini
Question reference: E-003558/2016

The case of Mr Kamal Foroughi is of utmost concern to the EU and has been raised on different occasions with the Iranian side. Unfortunately, we are not aware of any changes regarding the conditions under which he is held in prison. The EU will continue to closely monitor this case and use every opportunity to raise it.

Human rights remain a central feature of EU policy of re-engagement with Iran and this was duly reflected in the Joint Statement(1) agreed between HR/VP Mogherini and the Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif during the high level visit in Tehran on 16 April 2016. In this context, it was agreed to engage on a Human Rights Dialogue and to exchange visits between EU and Iran on human rights' related issues.

(1)http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2016/160416_01_en.htm

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