A hearing session is set for the coming Wednesday where the Belgian Government will explain the necessity of the transfer of the Iranian diplomat.
It is while the members of the Belgian Parliament have ratified the prisoner swap treaty with Iran two days ago with 79 votes in favor, 41 against, and 11 abstentions.
Assadi, a diplomat at Iran’s Embassy in Austria, was arrested by the Belgian Government while he was on vacation near a German state about four years ago. Ha has been in jail in Belgium for two years.
Secretary of High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi has announced that Assadi’s arrest in Germany, while he had been kept in jail in improper conditions for 101 days, was against the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
Also, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanani has described Assadi’s arrest as a completely illegal procedure and called for his immediate release.