UK's PM condemns execution of British-Iranian
Strongest possible condemnation should be used for this brutal atrocity, British Foreign Secretary
LONDON (Reuters) - In reaction to execution of British-Iranian citizen Alireza Akbari on Saturday Britain has condemned the death as inhumane and placed penalties on Iran s prosecutor general.
The execution of the former Iranian deputy defence minister who had been given a death sentence for espionage against the United Kingdom was previously reported by the Iranian news agency.
Britain has advised against carrying out the death punishment.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed his outrage at the murder of Akbari on Twitter. “This was a cruel, vicious crime that was committed by a savage government that had no regard for the human rights of its own citizens,” according to Sanuk.
James Cleverly, the British foreign secretary, added this tweet, "Strongest possible condemnation should be used for this brutal atrocity. This will not go unopposed."
Mohammad Jafar Montazeri is the prosecutor general of Iran. Britain later claimed that it had placed a travel and asset block on him "because he is and has been responsible for, engaged in, giving support for and supporting significant human rights crimes in Iran."