“This is my job”: American writer condemns the so-called Iranian kidnapping conspiracy | Free Press News
Tehran rejected federal investigators’ claims that Iranian agents planned to kidnap journalist Massih Ali Nejad.
An Iranian-American journalist and human rights activist based in New York stated that she would not succumb to the alleged conspiracy of Iranian intelligence agents to kidnap her and bring her back to Iran.
Federal Investigator detailed plan The kidnapping of Masih Alinejad, who contributed to the U.S. government-funded Persian service of the Voice of America and reporting on Iranian human rights issues in the indictment against four Iranian nationals late Tuesday , The US authorities call them Tehran intelligence personnel.
The indictment stated that the goal of these agents was to “mobilize public opinion in Iran and around the world to change the regime’s laws and practices”.
I thank the FBI for thwarting the conspiracy of the Intelligence Department of the Islamic Republic of Iran to kidnap me. This conspiracy was carefully planned under Rouhani’s leadership.
This is the regime that kidnapped and executed Ruhola Zam.They also kidnapped and imprisoned Jamshid Sharmahd and many others pic.twitter.com/HUefdEbiil
-Masih Alinejad ?? (@AlinejadMasih) July 14, 2021
Earlier on Wednesday, Alinejad stated that she believed her online activism was directed at her, which included sharing stories about the families of protesters killed by Iranian security forces during the protests in November last year, as well as being forced to wear them in Iran. The story of a woman in a turban.
“I speak for the silent. This is my job,” Alinejad told CNN. “I ask people to be their own storytellers. I have 5 million followers on Instagram and 1 million followers on Facebook.”
“They send me a video, and I speak to them. Is this a crime?”
When asked if she would be intimidated by this goal-US investigators said that this can be traced back to 2018 tactics that lured her to Iran, which included hiring private investigators to monitor Alinejad under false pretences, and her presence in Brook Lin’s family, family and friends-Alinejad responded: “I won’t.”
“To be honest, I have fear in my heart, but these people empower me,” she said, calling the Iranians who shared their stories on her platform “heroes.”
On Wednesday, Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Said Khatibzad dismissed the US allegations, which also detailed how Iranian agents studied various ways of transporting Ali Nejad out of the country, including providing military speedboats to carry out ” Self-employed sea evacuation” and a sea route to Venezuela, which is allied with Tehran.
Khatibzadeh said: “This new proposal of the US government… so baseless and absurd, it is not worth answering at all.”
The most recent news came shortly after Iran announced on Tuesday that it was holding talks with the United States on the issue of prisoner exchanges. Ensure release Iranians detained in US prisons and other countries for violating US sanctions.
Ali Nejad accused Tehran of kidnapping dissidents as a “bargaining chip” for Iran and several Western powers. Continue negotiations Back to the 2015 nuclear agreement.
She urged the administration of US President Joe Biden to “take a hard line” and “care about human rights” towards Iran.
The US authorities identified the suspected Iranian agents as Alireza Shavaroghi Farahani, 50, Mahmoud Khazein, 42, Kiya Sadeghi, 35, and Omid Noori, 45.
The authorities also accused Niloufar Bahadorifar, a 46-year-old California resident, of providing financial services in support of the conspiracy.