Publishe Date: 7:44 PM - 12/28/2016 | Print

Foreign ministry provides Iranian expatriates with diplomatic protection

Politics - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Foreign Ministry provides Iranian nationals residing abroad such as students, cultural figures and businessmen with diplomatic protection.

Zarif made the remarks in response to a letter addressed to him by a group of artists, university lecturers and lawyers with regards to the status of the Iranian national Narges Kalbasi running charity for orphans in India.

In the letter, they had asked the Iranian foreign ministry to provide the Iranian expatriate with counsel services and diplomatic protection to secure freeom of Ms. Kalbasi from prison in India.

The university professors asked the foreign minister that the philanthropist young lady who had dedicated her life to the needy children and orphans should receive counsel services and diplomatic protection to secure her immediate release.

Zarif said that during his recent visit to India, he raised the case with the Indian officials and promised that the foreign ministry will discharge its duty in line with the principle of diplomatic protection to Iranian expatriates.

Narges Kalbasi an Iranian philanthropist who has constructed Nursery on eastern India for disabled orphans has been convicted to one year in prison and some 300,000 Rupees fine for unintentional murder.

A boy from a group of orphans taken to swimming to the river by the young lady disappeared and drowned afterwards. Indian court of justice held the Iranian young lady responsible for the loss of life.
The court has given her one month to appeal.

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