Shapour Bakhtiar’s Assassin to be Freed

AFP: “France decided Monday to send home an Iranian agent it had jailed for murdering the Shah’s last prime minister, two days after Tehran freed a young French academic accused of spying. Ali Vakili Rad was serving a life sentence for stabbing Shapour Bakhtiar to death at his home outside Paris in August 1991, but he had recently asked for parole and Iranian leaders had linked his case to that of Clotilde Reiss. A court is due to rule on the parole request on Tuesday, but Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux signed a deportation order on Monday, paving the way for his release and return back home.”

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