نسخه فارسي   |   Shqipëria

Shahpour Bakhtiar Assassinated in France

  • Print
  • Email

bakhtiarShahpour Bakhtiar, 77, was the last prime minister of the Shah of Iran before his downfall in 1979. After the Iranian revolution, Bakhtiar traveled to France where he lived under the full protection of the French security police. The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security has already made an attempt on his life in 1980. That attempt was failed. 

Four French police officers continuously guarded Bakhtiar’s residence in Paris and searched anything entering the house. The assassins therefore needed to be as friendly as possible and very much trusted by the police in order to be accepted as familiar visitors. They could not carry a gun, a pistol or similar firearms because the police would detect them before getting in. Due to such conditions, the Iranian regime recruited Fereidun Boyer Ahmadi, a confident of Bakhtiar, and his female relative Fereshteh Jahanbani to initiate the job.

It was August 6, 1991 when a team of three terrorists sent by the clerical regime slaughtered Bakhtiar and his secretary Soroush Katibeh. The terrorists used a serrated knife to cut the throats of both victims. Later, the French police discovered Bakhtiar’s body on a sofa in his villa. The terrorist ran away the scene. One of them fled to Iran, the other was arrested, but made to escape charges.    

 

Tagged under

External Links

Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…