October 16, 2019 / 11:53 AM / a month ago

France says Iranian activist Zam had refugee status in France

PARIS (Reuters) - Iranian activist Rouhollah Zam, who has been captured by Iran, had refugee status in France, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday, condemning his arrest.

The ministry also said it had no details of the circumstances surrounding Zam’s arrest.

Reporting by John Irish; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Catherine Evans

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