Iran Diplomat Seeks Asylum in Finland, Says Another Will Resign From Post
Bloomberg / Ladane Nasseri

An Iranian diplomat who resigned last week to protest his government’s moves against dissidents after the 2009 presidential vote said he is seeking political asylum in Finland and that another envoy will quit soon.

Hossein Alizadeh, 45, follows in the footsteps of Mohammad- Reza Heydari, who was a consul at the Iranian Embassy in Norway until he quit in December and was granted asylum by the country about two months later.

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