Event held at 33BR on hostage taking and the detention in Iran of British citizen, Anoosheh Ashoori

Author: Haydee Dijkstal
In: News Published: Tuesday 19 October 2021

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On 19 October 2021, an event concerning British citizen detained in Iran, Anoosheh Ashoori, was hosted at 33 Bedford Row Chambers. The event raised the situation of Anoosheh’s arbitrary detention as being a hostage taking situation, and discussed ways to confront state-sponsored hostage taking under the law and before the international community.

Speaking on the panel were:

  • Sherry Izadi (Anoosheh’s wife)
  • Janet Darby MP ‚Äč(MP to the Ashoori family)
  • Nigel Edwards QC & Haydee Dijkstal (33 Bedford Row Chambers and members of his legal team which also includes Annahita Moradi)
  • Kylie Moore-Gilbert (Australian / British academic previously detained in Iran)
  • Nina Navid (Amnesty International)

Introduction:  Elika Ashoori & Aryan Ashoori (Anoosheh’s children) introduced the event.

A recording of the event can be viewed on youtube.

Event details can be found on Eventbrite.