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Jan 25, 2017
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Iranian Dissident Mehdi Khazali Accuses the Regime of Assassinating Rafsanjani

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Source: Online Platforms

Iranian dissident Dr. Mehdi Khazali, son of Ayatollah Khazali, blamed the regime for Hashemi Rafsanjani's death, saying that the IRGC had been in charge of his safety, that no news or pictures had been given from the hospital, and that "he was killed in a building belonging to the Expediency Council." In his address, which was posted on the Internet on January 25, he warned of the possibility of another political assassination - that of Sayyed Hassan Khomeini, a grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini and the political rival of Khamenei's ideological camp. Khazali is currently waging a hunger strike after having been arrested following these allegations as well as his call to boycott the February 10 Revolution Day parades. See MEMRI TV clip 5880.



Mehdi Khazali: How come [Rafsanjani] had a [heart] attack? Such an important person is gone, and nobody knows the details.




Not a single picture has emerged from Hashemi Rafsanjani's hospital. Not a single piece of news came out. He was in the hands of security personnel of the IRGC.




Rafsanjani was in the hands of guards who were responsible for protecting him, and he was killed in a building belonging to the Expediency Council. None of those guards released a single piece of information.




None of the doctors said in front of the cameras what they saw. How come nobody dares to speak? Hashemi Rafsanjani was admitted to a large government hospital. You say that eight doctors visited him, and that there were precisely 20 nurses in the ICU. Why does nobody have the courage to be interviewed?




Today, we must be steadfast [against political assassinations]. Otherwise, it will be Khamenei's turn next. Have no doubt about it. If we are remiss, this will happen. I say these things not for the sake of Hashemi - he is gone and will never return. I say it for our sake, so that we will stay alive. and so that such a tragedy will not happen to my colleague sitting here, or to Sayyed Hassan [Khomeini].


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