#AceNewsReport – July.14: The conspirators, who all live in Iran and remain at large, also allegedly plotted to lure a person in the UK and three others in Canada to Iran.
#AceDailyNews says Iranians ‘plotted to kidnap US, Canada and UK targets’, the indictment did not name the target, but Masih Alinejad, an Iranian-American author and activist, says it was her this is still unconfirmed
All of the targets had been critical of Iran, according to the indictment.
The US justice department says the Iranian officials sought to lure the New York-based journalist to a third country where the abduction was planned.
The plotters even offered money to the writer’s relatives in Iran to betray them, which they refused to do, the indictment contends.
They hired private investigators to spy on the target’s Brooklyn home and family, and set up a live video feed of the property.
They also researched a service offering military-style speedboats for evacuation from New York City, and maritime routes to Venezuela, an ally of Iran.
Ms Alinejad, 44, is a prominent figure on social media and hosts a programme on the US-funded satellite TV channel Voice of America Persian. She runs the My Stealthy Freedom and White Wednesdays campaigns against the mandatory wearing of headscarves for Iranian women………..Addressing the indictment on TV on Tuesday, she said: “Initially, I naturally felt shocked. Then I got worried… Then I thought about it: we have been scared of the Islamic regime for a lifetime. But now the Islamic regime is scared of me.” The indictment says the Iranian officials were aided by an Iranian resident of California, Niloufar Bahadorifar.She was arrested this month and charged with providing financial aid to the conspirators and violating sanctions against Iran. She has pleaded not guilty.William Sweeney, the head of New York’s FBI office, said it sounded a bit like “some far-fetched movie plot”. “We allege a group, backed by the Iranian government, conspired to kidnap a US-based journalist here on our soil and forcibly return her to Iran,” he said. “Not on our watch.”
In 2019, the Paris-based dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam was enticed by Iranian agents to travel to Iraq, where he was kidnapped and taken to Iran. He was executed last year after being convicted of sedition charges.You might also be interested in:Panorama investigation: The detainees held ‘hostage’ in Iran (August 2020)
#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.14: 2021:
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