Iran protests over Kenya’s refusal to free prisoners

Iran has has recalled its ambassador to Kenya to protest against the Kenyan Supreme Court’s refusal to free two Iranian nationals imprisoned for terrorism.

Sayed Mousavi (L) and Ahmad Mohammed were convicted in 2013 (Picture by AFP)
Sayed Mousavi (L) and Ahmad Mohammed were convicted in 2013 (Picture by AFP)

The foreign ministry also summoned Kenya’s ambassador to Tehran to express its “dissatisfaction” with the “unfair” ruling, a spokesman said.

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned a ruling of a lower court to free Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi, who are serving a 15-year sentence after being convicted of terrorism-related charges.

The two were arrested in 2012 and charged with possessing 15kg (33 pounds) of the powerful explosive RDX.

They denied being part of a network planning bombings in the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa. BBC News.