An Iranian diplomat sentenced in February in Belgium to twenty years in prison for a planned attack in France in 2018 against opponents of the Tehran regime withdrew his appeal on Wednesday, May 5, making his conviction final.
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The lawyer for Mr. (Assadollah) Assadi withdrew his appeal,
" Eric Van Duyse, spokesperson for the Belgian federal prosecution, responsible for terrorism, told AFP. Only the three alleged accomplices of the diplomat, sentenced on February 4 in Antwerp to terms of 15 to 18 years, will be tried on appeal in the Flemish city.