France releases Iranian engineer accused of violating US sanctions

France has released from custody an Iranian engineer Jalal Rohollahnejad as part of a prisoner swap with Iran. Mr Rohollahnejad was the subject of a US extradition request over allegations that he exported equipment (high-power industrial microwave systems) which could be used for military purposes to Iran in violation of US sanctions. See US State Dept press release.

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Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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