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


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.