On 26 October Minister-president Geert Bourgeois received the Iranian ambassador. As promised in the Flemish Parliament, the Minister-president took the opportunity to discuss the case of the Brussels University guest lecturer Ahmadreza Djalali.
The Iranian scientist and VUB guest lecturer Djalali is sentenced to death in Iran. Since 2016 professor Djalali is detained on the allegation of "collaborating with a hostile state."
"I will do everything I can to make sure that the principles of the rule of law are respected," Bourgeois emphasized in the Flemish Parliament in response to questions concerning the fate of Djalali.