An armed officer stands outside the Antwerp courthouse during the trial of four persons, including an Iranian diplomat, on February 4, 2021. Photo: AFP An armed officer stands outside the Antwerp courthouse during the trial of four persons, including an Iranian diplomat, on February 4, 2021. Photo: AFP
An armed officer stands outside the Antwerp courthouse during the trial of four persons, including an Iranian diplomat, on February 4, 2021. Photo: AFP
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Belgium jails Iranian diplomat for 20 years over bomb plot in France

  • Assadollah Assadi, a Vienna-based diplomat detained in Belgium, masterminded a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France in 2018
  • Prosecutors had requested the maximum jail sentence of 20 years on charges of attempted terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terror group

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An armed officer stands outside the Antwerp courthouse during the trial of four persons, including an Iranian diplomat, on February 4, 2021. Photo: AFP An armed officer stands outside the Antwerp courthouse during the trial of four persons, including an Iranian diplomat, on February 4, 2021. Photo: AFP
An armed officer stands outside the Antwerp courthouse during the trial of four persons, including an Iranian diplomat, on February 4, 2021. Photo: AFP
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