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Iranians charged with plot to kidnap Alinejad targeted critics in Canada, UAE, UK

Al-Arabia – A network of alleged Iranian intelligence operatives charged by US prosecutors with plotting to kidnap prominent Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad had targeted at least four other activists in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, according to the prosecutors. US prosecutors charged four Iranians, alleged to be intelligence operatives for Tehran, with plotting to kidnap Alinejad, …

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Timeline: Iran’s assassinations and plots to kill dissidents living abroad

Al-Arabia – The recent plot to kidnap Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad has reopened the case of Iran’s targeting of opposition members and dissidents living abroad. Alinejad said on Wednesday that she was shocked by an Iranian plot to kidnap her from her New York home, as Tehran stiffly denied the allegations contained in a US Justice Department indictment. For the …

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U.S.-Iran Kidnap Plot: Why Is Iran Attempting To Silence Masih Alinejad?

RFL/RE – Masih Alinejad’s harsh criticism of Iran’s clerical establishment, her campaign against the compulsory hijab, and efforts to highlight Tehran’s rights abuses, have angered Iranian officials who have tried to silence her through intimidation, smearing her name, and pressuring her family. But an alleged plot to kidnap Alinejad — an activist and journalist who hosts a weekly television show …

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Iranian Father Bans 12-Year-Old Jockey Daughter from Competing in Moscow

Iranwire – Sara Pour-Azima, a member of Iran’s national Under-17 National Equestrian Team, was stood at the airport, backs packed and already checked onto the flight, when she was told her father had barred her from leaving Iran. The 12-year-old had an official letter from the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) inviting her to personally take part in the Eurasian Championships …

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Who Are the Iranians Accused by the FBI of Plotting to Kidnap Masih Alinejad?

Iranwire – In a first incident of its kind even for the Islamic Republic, the US Department of Justice this week announced the foiling of a plot to kidnap an Iranian-born activist on American soil. Five people – four of them said to be Iranian intelligence agents – were indicted for their part in a plan to abduct Alinejad from New …

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