Skip to comments.US charges alleged Iran-backed assassins in NYC murder plot
Posted on 01/27/2023 6:59:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
The Justice Department on Friday charged three Azerbaijani gangsters with plotting to murder a Brooklyn-based Iranian-American author and activist last year.
The case stems from the July arrest of Khalid Mehdiyev, who was collared near Masih Alinejad’s home with an assault rifle after the beefy and bearded 24-year-old was filmed ringing Alinejad’s doorbell and lingering on her porch in a leafy part of the New York City borough.
The other two men facing charges are 43-year-old Rafat “Rome” Amirov, a resident of Iran who was arrested on Jan. 26 in New York, and 38-year-old Polad “Haci Qaqa” Omarov, who was arrested in the Czech Republic on Jan. 4.
Amirov is purportedly a leader of an Eastern European criminal organization whose members are identified by tattoos of eight-pointed stars. Omarov and Mehdiyev also allegedly are members of the group.
Mehdiyev was busted by New York City cops on July 28, 2022 after rolling through a stop sign in a gray Subaru Forester SUV with an Illinois license plate. He was arrested for driving without a license and a search of his car found a loaded AK-47 with additional magazines and rounds of ammunition, along with a suitcase with more than $1,000 in cash.
The hulking suspect allegedly lurked outside Alinejad’s Brooklyn home for two days before his arrest, texting Omarov to discuss ruses to lure her outside. The day Mehdiyev was apprehended, he sent Omarov a video displaying the AK. When Omarov forwarded the video to Amirov, the mastermind allegedly responded that the would-be hitman should “keep the car clean.”
Although Alinejad, a US citizen, is a relatively obscure figure to Americans, her work with the US-funded Voice of America Persian Service and with Radio Farda has enraged Iran’s government.
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They were just hired to do the hit jobs that Americans refuse to do. Thanks Brandon for the open boarders.
She’s very lucky she didn’t open that door.
Foreign countries stalk rebelious natives of that country within the USA more often than most people are aware of.
Turkish born NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom has been trailed for years by Erdogen’s Goon Squad for stating true facts about that country online.
“Haci QaQa”, now there’s a name .
Like something from an I Love Lucy episode.
Iran’s proxy killers. New York. Out on “no bail” in 60 seconds. Friends of DeBlasio, Hochul and/or the Cuomo corruption family?
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